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Reading this question, [http://www.enotes.com/homework-help/what-thesis-sentence-eveline-essay-466150], as "What is a thesis statement for an essay on James Joyce's story, 'Eveline,'" here is an alternate response:

James Joyce's "seven stages of man,"Dubliners, is set in the Irish capital that has been transformed into  the "second city" of the British Empire. It is in this atmosphere of colonial degradation, as critic Terence Brown observes, that Joyce reveals "the full parasitical horror of relationships explored in that grim study [Dubliners]." Therefore, one interpretation of the story "Eveline" can explore the characterization of Eveline as definitive of so many of the Dubliners. For, Eveline represents

  • the petit-bourgeois world of shopkeepers, tradesmen, clerks, bank tellers
  • the Catholic majority ruled by the ruling elite Protestant
  • the Catholic bound by religious obligations
  • the victimized woman whose husband or father is abusive
  • the woman burdened with being the only one responsible for...

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