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What is the theme in "Eveline"?

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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In "Eveline" by James Joyce, what are the language techniques that the author uses in the narration?

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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What is the setting of "Eveline" by James Joyce ?

"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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What is Eveline's conflict and why?

Eveline struggles to separate herself from religious and familial obligations. In the story "Eveline," Eveline suffers from what Joyce termed "paralysis." This is the stultifying pull of external...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2016 10:47 pm UTC

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In "Eveline," what decision does Eveline make at the end of the story and why?

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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What symbols does Joyce use in "Eveline"?

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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Analyze the relationship between Eveline and her father in James Joyce's "Eveline," and how it is affected by society...

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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What's the setting of the story in "Eveline" by James Joyce? 

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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Why did Eveline refuse to leave with Frank?

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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What significance does "dust" have and why is it mentioned so often in Joyce's story "Eveline"?

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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How can we differentiate between two points of view in Eveline? What is the purpose of having two points of view?

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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In James Joyce's "Eveline," what does Eveline's father think about Frank?

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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In "Eveline," how does Eveline's mother's death relate to her decision not to go with Frank; why did Eveline refuse...

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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How is the scene in "Eveline" when Eveline has an epiphany about leaving with Frank substantial?

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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From whose point of view is "Eveline" written?

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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What do you think about Eveline's father?

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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What type of a relationship does Eveline have with Frank?

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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What is Eveline's home life like in Joyce's "Eveline"?  

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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In "Eveline," what are the reasons for Eveline's wish to leave her hometown and go with Frank?

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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Do you consider Eveline's final decision wise or foolish? 

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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Why does James Joyce describe Eveline as a "helpless animal"?

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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What is a description of Frank in "Eveline?"

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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What is the plot of "Eveline" in Dubliners?

“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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Why is Eveline’s job at the Stores mentioned? James Joyce's "Eveline"

In the notes that are attached to each of the stories, the Stores connotes the shop in which she works. And, there was a Quaker family named Pin who owned a general dry goods store in Great...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2009 1:16 pm UTC

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What sort of person is Eveline's mother? Does Eveline identify with her mother in any way?

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 "Eveline," did Eveline stay in Dublin because of a lack of time to decide or her inability to take charge of her...

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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What evidence of Modernism is apparent in Joyce's "Eveline"?

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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What is the significance of the title Eveline by James Joyce?

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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What is the climax of "Eveline"?

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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In "Eveline," what is a good thesis statement for Eveline's relationship with her family?

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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What is the interior monologue of Eveline in "Eveline" by James Joyce? 

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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What are Eveline´s reasons for staying in Dublin in james Joyce's "Eveline"?

Duty and paralysis are two of the major themes of James Joyce's Dubliners, and the eponymous character in "Eveline" suffers from both when she is incapable of leaving Dublin to Buenos Ayres. The...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2017 6:03 am UTC

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Describe the characteristics of Eveline and Frank in "Eveline."

Eveline is clearly hardworking. She not only works full time at a local store, but she also looks after her father and does household chores. When her mother died, she was responsible for her two...

Latest answer posted April 1, 2017 2:02 pm UTC

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What is the significance of the street organ in "Eveline"?

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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In "Eveline" what is the significance of this passage: All the seas of the world tumbled about her heart. He was...

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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What literary devices could I use to trace the theme of paralysis throughout "Eveline"?

Joyce uses stream-of-consciousness to convey Eveline's mental paralysis. By entering into her troubled mind, we're able to follow her thought processes as she veers back and forth between deciding...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2019 4:48 am UTC

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In this quote from James Joyce's Eveline, how does the word "invade" relate to the story's theme? "She sat at the...

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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What type of narration is used in Eveline?

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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How does the story "Eveline" end? Does Eveline decide to stay or run away with Frank?  

The reader would like very much to see Eveline decide to run away with Frank, in spite of her misgivings and in spite of the fact that they are not married. She is not only overwhelmed by her sense...

Latest answer posted April 1, 2013 10:34 pm UTC

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What is the structure of James Joyce's "Eveline"? 

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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Why is the priest's photo significant, why are his teeth yellow, and is Eveline going to be a prostitute in Buenos...

In Joyce's "Eveline," no, Eveline is not going to Argentina to be a prostitute. Why would you think that? Is that what you think of when you think of Argentina? There is nothing whatsoever in...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2010 4:41 am UTC

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Does the first paragraph of "Eveline" predict the end?

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 James Joyce's "Eveline," what two letters did Eveline write?

The two letters that Eveline writes are apparently letters of farewell. One is to Harry, her brother. Eveline had two brothers, and "Ernest had been her favorite", but he died. Eveline...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2008 11:49 am UTC

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What is the main point of "Eveline" by James Joyce? What does Joyce do to make this point?

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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What are some of the characteristics of Eveline in the story?

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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What is the exposition in the story "Eveline"?

"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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Which are the reasons that Eveline had for going to Buenos Ayres? And which are the factors that make her to stay in...

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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With respect to Joyce's Eveline, what could be a thesis statement for a 4 paragraph thematic essay about Eveline's...

In my own opinion, one cannot effectively craft an essay to fit a thesis statement; rather, the thesis statement is crafted from the basic outline of your essay (whether this outline is formally...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2019 8:50 pm UTC

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In this quote from Eveline by James Joyce, "She sat at the window watching evening invade the avenue," what literary...

Eveline one of the stories from Dubliners, relates the story of Eveline, a typical, young, Irish-Catholic girl unable to escape her past or dream of a different future. James Joyce knew this...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2013 5:54 am UTC

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How old is Eveline? Is her age important for any reason?

In the exposition of Joyce's story, Eveline is described during her interior monologue as "over nineteen." This age is significant as it is the opportune time for her to leave home and become a...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2015 11:05 pm UTC

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