Why did Eveline give Frank no sign of love?  

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James Joyce in Dubliners depicts the misery of living a paralyzed life devoid of happiness. Eveline is one of his characters who has a chance at a new life but chooses to remain paralyzed.

Spending time with Frank is exciting for Eveline, whose life is less than perfect. People do not respect her at work, but she dreams that, if she marries Frank, she will get the respect she deserves. Eveline lives in fear that her alcoholic father will become physically abusive—as he is already verbally and financially abusive. He berates her, saying "she [has] no head," and withholds money that she needs to buy food for the family.

No matter how difficult her life is or could become, Eveline...

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