Why is Eveline’s job at the Stores mentioned? James Joyce's "Eveline"
In the notes that are attached to each of the stories, the Stores connotes the shop in which she works. And, there was a Quaker family named Pin who owned a general dry goods store in Great George's Street South in south-central Dublin, which was termed their 'Stores.'
Eveline's job is mentioned because at it she obtains no respect either as she has a boss, Miss Gavan who would be glad if Eveline quit. "She had always had an edge on her, especially whenever there were people listening.
Because she is afforded to little respect at work, there are corollaries with her home live, being subservient both at work and at home.
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