EVELINE by JAMES JOYCE, literary essay help please Writing a LITERARY ESSAY, here's the skeleton, help me please? Let me know if i'm on the right track, or changes i need to make. Thesis: Although a life of adventure is appealing to Eveline she is imobilized by the fear of the unknown. Arg. 1: -mother's death traumatizing = leave to feel something other than pain / look after sibling like mother = leave as to not repeat mother's life or routine Arg. 2: -has all she needs at home & never wanted to leave = sheltered lifestyle / leave Dubliin = on her own & forget all she's known for something comepletely new / Frank = bad influence "drown her" , lost in the new world, won't make it Arg. 3: -her "right to happiness" motivates her to leave (franks love = happy) / father doesn't like Frank (Eve. alway pleases others, never does anything for herself) / leaving with him will bring unkown consequences = scares Eve. In conclusion i want to talk about how water is a sign of rejuvination but Eve. sees it as her "death" and the difference between Dublin and Buenos Aires (small town vs. big city), those are kind of what the unkown are made up of in Eve.'s head. Help? Feedback, recommendations, anything, please help. Thanks, Lots of Love <3

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Perhaps Argument #2 should take the angle that Eveline is indecisive about leaving, rather than having everything she desires.  Granted she is attached to some things, but her father is apparently abusive --earlier she recalls, "her father was not so bad then"--and the portrait of the yellowing photograph of the...

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Perhaps Argument #2 should take the angle that Eveline is indecisive about leaving, rather than having everything she desires.  Granted she is attached to some things, but her father is apparently abusive --earlier she recalls, "her father was not so bad then"--and the portrait of the yellowing photograph of the priest whose name she does not know raises doubt about her religious faith. Throughout the stream of consciousness of the early narrative Eveline entertains several misgivings which indicate her forthcoming paralysis when the sailor asks her to board. And, this paralysis is central to Joyce's story.

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I agree that you have a well thought out outline for your essay. I wold agree that you need to insure that you stick to the assignment title and not veer from it. Your conclusion seems to bring in a new point though. Your outline fails to mention her rejuvenation. I would not bring up a new point in closing. Simply stick to her immobilizing fear of the unknown.

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i love your use of the word 'immobilise' for Eveline by James Joyce. You are on exactly the right track here as one of the themes of the short story is paralysis (or stasis.) All your ideas are sound and creative but you must stick like glue to the assignment title and not veer off in too many diections. It would be helpful to know what the exact title is. Each reader will have different opinions on the value of Evelines final choice to stay behind with her family - for myself I think she made the right decision!

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