How does James Joyce depict Dubliners in "Eveline"?
Before looking at how James Joyce depicts Dubliners in his short story "Eveline," it helps to look at how he envisions the inhabitants of Dublin in his short story collection (Dubliners) as a whole. For the most part, Joyce sees Dubliners as "paralyzed" individuals. This does not mean that they are actually physically unable to move; rather, Dubliners are paralyzed because they are unable to grow, progress, or move forward in a meaningful way (at least, according to Joyce's interpretation). Thus, many of Joyce's main characters are stuck in a largely unfulfilled existence. Most characters realize this fact...
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