Eveline Essays

  • Letter to Frank in Eveline

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    Dear Frank, You have made the biggest difference in my life in so many ways. Ever since my mother died, I have had a tough time getting along with things. You helped me liberate myself, from all the troubles that I know of. How you help me from day to day is priceless and I want you to never forget how much I care about you. You know that our relationship has been stressed on a little because of my father’s relentless attempt to put an end to it. I want you to remember that we did continue to see

  • James Joyce's Araby and Eveline

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    Joyce's "Araby" and "Eveline" In 'Araby' and 'Eveline' Joyce uses religious symbols to show the importance of the Catholic religion in both of the main characters' lives. Both of these stories take place in Dublin, Ireland, a place that is very strong in its belief in the Catholic religion. In 'Araby,' the imagery of the infamous 'Fall' is presented to the reader within the second paragraph to indicate its importance. The themes of religious masses can be found in 'Eveline.' The concept of the

  • Importance of Setting in Eveline of James Joyce's Dubliners

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    Eveline:  The Importance of Setting Setting is one of the most significant elements in a story. The setting goes far beyond the simple physical attributes and external face value. It seems "Eveline" solely takes place in Dublin in an old room, but the setting actually plays a key role in the story. The setting in "Eveline" helps the reader to better understand the behavior of the main character. The setting in "Eveline" is paralyzing, and this helps the reader to understand why Eveline does not

  • Character Analysis of Eveline from James Joyce's Dubliners

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    Eveline:  Character Analysis Bibliography w/3 sources      “There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision (James).” Originally appearing in Dubliners, a compilation of vignettes by James Joyce, his short story Eveline is the tale of such an unfortunate individual. Anxious, timid, scared, perhaps even terrified -- all these describe Eveline. She is a frightened, indecisive young woman poised between her past and her future. Eveline loves her father but

  • Comparing Marriage in Eveline and The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

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    Comparing Marriage in Eveline and The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky At times, a marriage may be motivated by feelings other than romantic love. Themes of alternative motivations for marriage are explored in the literary works, "Eveline" and "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky". Also, in each of these stories, the decisions of a principle character is greatly influenced, by the opinions of others concerning marriage. Sometimes people do not marry to be with one that they love, instead, they marry to

  • Eveline Paralyzed By Fear In Dubliners

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    Eveline: Paralyzed by Fear In his book of short fiction, Dubliners, Joyce brings all his Dublin citizens/characters to paralysis in some form. Eveline's fearful lack of will is her paralysis. Examples of her lack of will in come in four forms. Her lack of will finds comfort in dust. This lack of will won't let the beatings of her father stop. Her mother's voice rising from the dead also deadens her lack of will. And finally, her false dreams of change damage her will for freedom. Eveline

  • Empty Spaces in James Joyce's Eveline from Dubliners

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    clearly delineating his characters' every feature, Joyce concentrates on hinting at the emotional meanings of his depictions with a rich thick dab of paint here and there. Although Joyce flexes his descriptive muscles in the Dubliners short story "Eveline" (1914,) he leaves much to the imagination of the reader through calculated omissions and suggestive phrases. Such omissions begin at the opening of the story; "She sat at the window watching the evening invade the avenue" (Joyce 37). Joyce

  • Trapped by Guilt in James Joyce's Eveline from Dubliners

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    Eveline:  Trapped by Guilt The story "Eveline," by James Joyce is one of indescribable loyalty and extreme choices. Two themes dominate the story: everything good must end, and it is the victim of abuse that often feels guilt. The guilt that Eveline feels forces her to make choices that trap her into a pitiful existence. The setting of "Eveline"  is a typical Irish town. Eveline’s mother is dead and her father, though living, has a less than stellar character. He is abusive towards her two

  • Exchanging Love for Death in James Joyce's Eveline from Dubliners

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    Exchanging Love for Death in Eveline Like "Araby," "Eveline" is a story of young love, but unlike Mangan's sister, Eveline has already been courted and won by Frank, who is taking her away to marry him and "to live with him in Buenos Ayres" (49). Or has she? When she meets him at the station and they are set to board the ship, Eveline suddenly decides she cannot go with Frank, because "he would drown her" in "all the seas of the world" (51). But Eveline's rejection of Frank is not just a rejection

  • Strong Women in James Joyce's Eveline, Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, and Spera's My Ex-Husband

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    Strong Women in James Joyce's Eveline, Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, and Spera's My Ex-Husband "My Ex-Husband" by Gabriel Spera, "Eveline" by James Joyce, and A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen all feature strong women as central characters. These women show their strength by standing up for themselves, making self-sacrifices for the benefit of others, and rebelling against society's stereotypes. The female persona in Spera's "My Ex-Husband" finds the strength to stand up for herself and

  • Family Decisions in James Joyce's Eveline from Dubliners

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    Decisions in "Eveline" In growing up there is never a day that goes by when we do not have to make a decision. While making these decisions, we are influenced by our family and friends. In James Joyce's "Eveline," the family structure is important in the decision making abilities Eveline possesses. Eveline's choice whether to go with her lover Frank to Buenos Ayres is not her own, but rather is one greatly determined by her family. Because her family is dysfunctional, Eveline is also dysfunctional

  • Reader-Response Criticism of James Joyce’s Eveline from Dubliners

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    A Subjective Reader-Response Criticism of James Joyce’s Eveline The subjectivity evident in literary interpretation is hard to deny. Though one person may feel that James Joyce’s writing proves Joyce’s support of the feminist movement, another may believe that Joyce views women as inferior. What could account for such a difference in opinions? Schwarz explains that subjective reader-response critics would respond to a question such as this by answering that each reader uses the

  • Escaping an Ever Pressuring Society

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    escape. In the stories “Eveline”, “Counterparts” and “The Dead”, the themes of individuals v. society and journey through escape are present. In each story there is a powerful person present that controls a particular person or situation. In Dublin jobs are very important, since they control the social standing in their society. Dublin itself is a major issue to the characters in Dubliners; they wrestle with the ideas of being able to escape. In the story “Eveline”, a young woman gets the

  • Escaping the Responsibility in Society

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    hard time after the Famine. The characters escape from their own responsibilities in society. James Joyce uses the theme of escape throughout three stories in Dubliners, “An Encounter,” “Eveline,” and “The Dead.” In “An Encounter,” the boys escape school but have a responsibility to attend that day. As well Eveline feels that she has to escape Dublin but believes she has a duty to keep. “The Dead,” Gabriel escapes his responsibility to be there for his wife Gretta, when she is in a time of need.

  • The Consequences of Responsibility in Dubliners

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    in Dublin. Therefore, the issues that he discusses in the different stories show how the lives of the people were not as happy as they all wished. In the stories “Eveline,” “The Boarding House,” and “The Dead,” each one of the characters find some form of light at the end of the story which gives them a new start on their lives. “Eveline” is a story about a girl who wants to escape from her life at home and marry a man that loves her. However, she is torn between her promise to her mother to stay

  • Eveline

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    James Joyce's Eveline is a short story that takes place in Dublin, Ireland, in 1914. The short story was published with Joyce's other short stories in a book call Dubliners. The story's main character is the title character, Eveline. Eveline is approximately a nineteen year girl who still lives at home in the house she grew up in, with a physically abusive father. Eveline's mother dies due to illness while Eveline is still young. When Eveline is a older she meets a young man named Frank and they

  • Eveline's Decision in James Joyce's Dubliners

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    James Joyce's Dubliners In the short story, 'Eveline,' James Joyce introduces us to the life of a young woman named Eveline. She has the opportunity to escape with Frank, the man she thinks she loves, to a faraway country in search of a new life.  Instead, she decides to stay in the dreary and gloomy life she already knows.  To understand Eveline's final decision to stay we have to analyze the reasons that prevent Eveline from pursuing a better life. Her fear of the unknown;

  • Eveline

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    the short story "Eveline" by James Joyce, the title character Eveline is fearful of making a change in her life by moving with her boyfriend Frank from her homeland of Ireland and making a life with him in Buenos Ayres. Joyce illustrates that one of our most inherent qualities as humans and one that Eveline displays is that we are resistant to change. Through Eveline's relationships with her father, Frank and various peripheral relationships, Joyce demonstrates to us how Eveline has come to have

  • Dos Passos's Mary French: The Mundane Lesson in Socialism

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    between his feelings on capitalism and socialism, as well as the rich and the poor.  The parallel lives of Eveline Johnson and Mary French reveal Dos Passos's distinct attitudes in regards to the upper and lower classes of society. As a member of high society, Eveline Johnson exemplifies Dos Passos's attitudes of the rich. These attitudes begin to take shape as Mary French enters the party, "Eveline Johnson was ushering them through some sliding doors into a high-ceilinged room dusky from shaded lights

  • Vision in James Joyce's Dubliners

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    stories “Eveline” and “The Dead” are good examples of these themes. In “Eveline,” the main character is torn between whether or not she should stay in her comfortable home, Ireland, or leave for a fancier life with a man. In “The Dead,” the main character finds that you can sometimes know a dead person just as much as you know a living one. In “Dubliners,” Joyce uses what the characters see and envision as reason for choices they make or emotions they feel. In the story “Eveline,” the main