Is there any similarity between the tracts in "Clay" and the picture of the priest's photograph in "Eveline"?

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These two references are actually used in very different ways in these two stories. In "Clay," the tracts that are hung up on the walls in the laundry where Maria works are something she does not like because they offend her Catholicism, as the laundry is owned and ran by Protestants:

There was one thing she didn't like and that was the tracts on the walls; but the matron was such a nice person to deal with, so genteel.

The tracts then become a symbol of Protestantism and the way in which this religion offends Maria's religious sensibilities.

In "Eveline ," however, the picture of the priest represents the yellowing, stagnant life that...

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