Eveline Questions and Answers

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I take the theme of 'Eveline' to be one of Joyce's key preoccupations, the idea of paralysis, our inability to break out of situations that have become home for us, even when those situations are...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2009, 9:55 pm (UTC)

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James Joyce's story "Eveline" portrays the internal reality of a disappointing and repressive existence. In doing so, Joyce employs several literary techniques: 1. Allusions There are several...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2012, 1:03 pm (UTC)

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Right up until the end of "Eveline," it seems that the eponymous character is going to take a leap of faith and head off with her lover, Frank, halfway round the world to start a new life in...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2020, 7:36 am (UTC)

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"Eveline," like other stories in Joyce's Dubliners, foregrounds the city of Dublin almost as a character in itself. It is also portrayed as a city people are unable or unwilling to leave, even when...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2018, 9:33 am (UTC)

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James Joyce's "Eveline" is a story that centers around a dilemma (and in that context, I think its primary conflict should be understood as one of person vs. self). However, at the same time,...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2019, 6:07 am (UTC)

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Symbols are objects, situations, words, places, names and so forth, which an author uses to signify (symbolize) ideas and qualities which are different from their literal meaning. These symbols,...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2017, 6:32 pm (UTC)

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Eveline's fateful decision not to join her lover Frank for a new life in Buenos Aires is all the more astonishing when one considers what her home life is like. The young lady is treated as little...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2020, 3:35 pm (UTC)

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The scene of Eveline's epiphany, when she realizes in a flash that she can't leave Dublin with Frank, is substantial because of the ways Joyce communicates and emphasizes the emotional intensity...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2020, 12:12 pm (UTC)

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The story is told from Eveline's point of view. It is a record of her thoughts, as well as what happens to her as she experiences the events of the story. For instance, we learn, The man out of...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2019, 12:17 am (UTC)

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The author does not specifically state why Eveline decides not to go with Frank. The story begins with Eveline reminiscing about earlier days in her home. She recalls those earlier days with...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2018, 6:19 pm (UTC)

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Dust is associated with decay and lifelessness. Eveline lives a dismal and hopeless life, and it is the idea of spiritual lifelessness and paralysis which drives the narrative of Joyce's story...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2016, 6:53 am (UTC)

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A new life in Buenos Aires with Frank is an attractive option for Eveline. A fresh start in a faraway country is just what she needs. Her home life is marred by boredom, drudgery, and petty...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2018, 6:23 pm (UTC)

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The whole of Joyce's Dubliners, first published in 1914, examines how the imperial influences of both the Catholic church and the British have shaped the personal destinies of the Irish. In...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2017, 2:44 am (UTC)

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Joyce has an incredible talent for taking classic tropes and turning them on their heads, and the story of "Eveline" is no exception. The story begins with the trope of a young woman in distress...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2019, 8:17 pm (UTC)

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Most simply put, the setting of any story is the time and place in which a story unfolds. However, in a larger sense, setting also refers to a story's overall greater environment and establishes...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2015, 10:14 pm (UTC)

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“Eveline” was the second story of the volume that Joyce wrote, and it was first published on September 10th, 1904, in the issue of the "Irish Homestead" (Fargnoli and Gillespie 52). As far as the...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2015, 12:10 am (UTC)

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In James Joyce's story "Eveline," Eveline's father forbids her from having anything to do with Frank because, as he says, "I know these sailor chaps." There are two ways in which this can be...

Latest answer posted December 23, 2015, 2:56 am (UTC)

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Ultimately, Eveline stays in Dublin because of the call of duty that she is forced to heed, thanks to the epiphany she experiences in the final section of the story. This call of duty is something...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2011, 8:16 pm (UTC)

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When we read the story, we are immediately aware that Eveline's father is not a good person. He is one of many reasons why Eveline wishes to escape from Ireland to Argentina with her lover Frank....

Latest answer posted April 25, 2016, 12:51 am (UTC)

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Eveline is a "helpless animal" in that she's controlled by family ties and feels that she can't do anything about it. These ties—or rather, chains—exert a hold on her like a dog chain or a tether,...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2019, 7:36 am (UTC)

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Generally, modernism is a reaction to the horrors of World War I, and modernist artwork, including literature, generally rejects the norms that were previously used to hold society together....

Latest answer posted December 1, 2019, 4:15 am (UTC)

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James Joyce’s short story Eveline is told from two points of view; the narrator and Eveline, both in third person. We can differentiate between these two points of view by paying attention to what...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2019, 9:40 pm (UTC)

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The night before the ship's departure for Buenos Ayres, Eveline experiences and recalls several events that help her determine to go with Frank to Buenos Ayres. She hears a sreet organ grinding and...

Latest answer posted May 26, 2010, 1:15 am (UTC)

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The use of stream-of-consciousness by Joyce in "Eveline" serves a useful purpose. Getting inside Eveline's mind gives us an insight into her confused, disordered way of thinking. If Joyce had used...

Latest answer posted July 4, 2018, 9:05 am (UTC)

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As usual, it's difficult to pinpoint a single "point" in any work of literature. However, if one were to talk about the point of James Joyce's "Eveline," then it would be most accurate to say that...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2016, 5:12 am (UTC)

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James Joyce's short story "Eveline" is a visceral piece of writing. When we read it, it can feel like we’re inside her head. This is impressive, especially when you consider the viewpoint of the...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2020, 3:01 pm (UTC)

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Possessing a face bronzed by the life of a sailor, Frank is a lodger at a house that Eveline passes on the main road. She finds him "kind, open-hearted, and manly"; he is fond of music and often...

Latest answer posted October 27, 2015, 8:53 pm (UTC)

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The passage cited exemplifies what Joyce termed paralysis. In the frustrating awareness of her powerlessness to do anything about changing her life, Eveline is spiritually and mentally paralyzed....

Latest answer posted July 17, 2012, 6:16 pm (UTC)

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It's possible to read too much into the title of the story. Joyce is much more concerned with what Eveline as a character represents rather than the significance of her name. That said, it is...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2019, 2:37 pm (UTC)

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In James Joyce’s short story, “Eveline,” the character of Eveline’s mother doesn’t appear directly, but only in the memory of her 19-year-old daughter. Eveline is in the midst of deciding whether...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2018, 11:43 pm (UTC)

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In a way, the first paragraph of James Joyce's "Eveline" does predict or foreshadow the end—although it may not be obvious as one is reading the short story (which eventually became a chapter in...

Latest answer posted December 24, 2018, 12:56 am (UTC)

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In Joyce’s Dubliners, references to the Catholic Church evokes a sense of moral rectitude which confines the young woman, Eveline, to the obligations she made in her past life. Eveline feels that...

Latest answer posted January 1, 2020, 6:34 pm (UTC)

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James Joyce's short story "Eveline" is a simple but powerful story with a fairly straightforward structure. Basically, the story can be broken up into two basic sections: a lengthy portion of...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2016, 11:39 pm (UTC)

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Eveline is one of "the tragic Irish." Caught in a repressive environment to which she eventually surrenders pitiably, Eveline feels trapped. Looming over Eveline is the yellowing photograph of the...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2016, 2:45 am (UTC)

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It is clear that in this short story the paralysis that impacts all the characters in Dubliners is the same paralysis that prevents Eveline from escaping the terrible fate that awaits her if she...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2013, 2:42 pm (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2011, 6:54 pm (UTC)

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Based on the portrayal of Eveline, we can infer a number of her character traits. Firstly, Eveline is nostalgic. When she sits looking out of the window, for example, her mind is drawn to her...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2017, 8:27 am (UTC)

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Eveline is one of the short stories in the Dubliners collection by James Joyce. The opening line, "She sat at the window watching the evening invade the avenue," prepares the reader for Eveline's...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2013, 5:27 am (UTC)

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The relationship between Eveline and Frank is in many respects a strange one. There is a suggestion that there's a difference in class status between the two, with Frank coming from a higher social...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2018, 10:41 am (UTC)

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As a work representative of the Irish experience, James Joyce's Dubliners presents certain aspects of the residents of the capital city. One of these aspects is the failure of Dublin business to...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2013, 8:48 am (UTC)

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James Joyce is clever in how he writes "Eveline," as he makes it appear that leaving to "Buenos Ayres" with Frank would be the heroic thing to do. However, as in all the stories in Dubliners, the...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2016, 6:03 pm (UTC)

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As Frank calls to Eveline, she grips the iron railing with both hands,having pulled her one hand from him. For, in her paralysis, she feels that "he would drown her." She cannot summon enough...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2013, 7:41 am (UTC)

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It seems to be something of a truth in our lives that we only appreciate what we have and can see the advantages when we don't have it any more or at least are on the point of leaving it. This...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2011, 6:51 pm (UTC)

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I have read all of James Joyce's Dubliners at least twice over many years, but I downloaded "Eveline" and read it again in order to try to answer your question. I think the first time I read the...

Latest answer posted April 1, 2013, 9:41 pm (UTC)

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In James Joyce's story, the main character Eveline is deluded from the beginning about herself and her potential escape. For, she has been subjugated by her abusive father for too long. This...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2010, 1:17 am (UTC)

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Early in James Joyce's short story "Eveline," the weary protagonist looks around the room, reviewing all its familiar objects which she had dusted once a week for so many years,.... from which we...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2009, 1:54 pm (UTC)

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"Eveline," one of the stories in James Joyce's Dubliners, follows a young woman named (rather predictably) Eveline. Before discussing the exposition of the story, however, it's important to...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2016, 10:35 pm (UTC)

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Only you can answer this question because it is asking for your opinion. I can give you my opinion, but how will that help you?You need to try to think of yourself as someone like Eveline. Your...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2008, 11:59 pm (UTC)

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Eveline's observations and memories suggest that her father is not a positive figure in her life. He does not contribute to her well-being, and his violent nature and drunkenness, among other...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2016, 3:40 pm (UTC)

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In James Joyce's Dubliners, of which the story "Eveline" is part, all the adolescents are failures, and Eveline certainly is one. From the dark beginning until the end, Eveline has a sense of her...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2011, 2:09 am (UTC)

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