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Essay | Eveline

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Eveline

Summary: Explores the short story "Eveline," by James Joyce. Examines the title character's fear of change. Considers why she ultimately chooses not to change.
In 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 certain beliefs about change.

There is overwhelming evidence in Eveline's life that change is good, yet she continues to resist it. Eveline saw her mother make many common sacrifices and give up her freedom of choice in everyday life. She learned, by looking back at her mother's life, that a life without adjustment, while not wholly undesirable, is in fact not a life of...

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