What are the possible themes in the story "Eveline"?

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Paralysis is the main theme. Joyce states it in the very first paragraph: "Every night as I gazed up at the window I said softly to myself the word paralysis." Paralysis affects the main character's ability to change her fate in any meaningful way. Eveline feels chained to her duty and her abusive, unfulfilling life seems inescapable.

Other themes include epiphany (moments of clarity that reveal purpose) as well as numerous social concerns, such as immigration.

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