What are the similarities between "Eveline" and "The Boarding House"?

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The most striking similarity between the stories is the stifling gender roles under which the women live in each.  Eveline and Polly both live in households where women must do all that needs to be done with little help from drunken, "disreputable" fathers.  The only escape available to the young girls is marriage.

Both Eveline and Polly are carefully regulated in their courtships by their family members and society as a whole.  When Eveline's father...

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