In "Eveline," what is the pattern or structure of the development of the plot?

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"Eveline" is broken up into two parts: the first part consists of Eveline sitting at her window, reminiscing on her childhood and on her family, and the second part consists of her attempted escape with Frank. The first part of the story explains why her attempt to flee Ireland fails and highlights one the main themes of Joyce's Dubliners: duty.

In the first part of the story, the third-person narrator describes Eveline as she "leaned against the window curtains and in her nostrils was the odour of dusty cretonne. She was tired." Then the narrator goes on to describe the changes to the neighborhood and the deaths of Eveline's brother and mother. The narrator describes how Eveline's father takes her money and spends it on alcohol, but that she stays with her father because of the sense of duty her mother instilled in...

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