Dubliners Eveline: Summary and Analysis

James Joyce

Eveline: Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Eveline Hill: young woman, 18–20 years old

Eveline’s Father: an alcoholic

Eveline’s Mother: who died and Eveline loved

Frank: Eveline’s betrothed

Summary
Nearly all the events in this story take place in Eveline Hill’s mind as she prepares to run away from her father’s home and elope with a sailor. About 18–20 years old, Eveline has supported and cared for her alcoholic father for an unspecified number of years after her mother’s death. Although her existence is described in her thoughts as extremely empty, she has profound misgivings about leaving: her duty to her father, her promise to her dying mother that she would look...

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