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What does Eveline's home mean to her? Relate to objects, people and feelings?
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Eveline's home is the source of complex responses. By that I mean, she clearly knows it well; she can catalogue every passing instant, and every object in it means something to her. It is a source of safety because it is known. At the same time, it is a kind of trap. She's there, and she's still afraid of her father's anger and living in a swirl of memories of her mother. She wants to start over, but she's anchored there, in her home. It means so much that it overwhelms her.
Posted by gbeatty on March 3, 2007 at 9:26 AM (Answer #1)
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