In "Eveline," please describe Eveline's inner struggle from beginning to end.

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As we trace the profound internal conflict that Eveline faces as we read the story, it might be helpful to realise that the tale is constructed around two central epiphanies that help prompt Eveline into action (or inaction, in the case of the final epiphany). Let us realise that Eveline is a character who, at the beginning of the story is profoundly torn between leaving with her lover and staying to fulfil her responsibilities at home. The way she is introduced in the very first paragraph of this excellent story makes it clear that she is something of a passive actor in this situation:

She sat at the window watching the evening invade the avenue. Her head was leaned against the window curtains and in her nostrils was teh odour...

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