Dubliners - "Eveline" Summary & Analysis

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"Eveline" Summary

Eveline is planning to run away to Buenos Aires with a man she met named Frank. The night before she leaves, she sits at home thinking about her childhood and her current life as a shop assistant and housekeeper for her widowed father. She tallies up all the complaints she has about her life and calculates how life with Frank will change everything and let her live the life she has always wanted. She recounts the problems that stem from her father's drinking. She also looks forward to abandoning her work at the shop, where her manager is demanding and rude to her.

The next day at the station, she is waiting for the train with Frank. She suddenly changes her mind and leaves Frank without any explanation.

"Eveline" Analysis

Eveline recounts the common problems and struggles of a working class...

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