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

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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 interpreted:

  1. Eveline's father is attempting to protect his daughter from  this "sailor chap." 
  2. Eveline's father would object to anyone who courts his daughter because it would disrupt his lifestyle.

Like all Joyce stories, the answer is probably not simple and is perhaps a combination of the two possibilities. 

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