Eileen - Saturday Summary & Analysis

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Waking up in the morning, Eileen debates whether to get out of bed. Sleeping on a cot in the attic, she envisions herself on a camping trip, even keeping a mason jar for urination. Eileen then delves into her bowel movements and the extreme difficulty she faces in their regularity. Her problem is compounded by her inability to share a bathroom with her father, since he induces further anxiety in her, complicating her bowel issues. She takes refuge in the basement bathroom, where she is free to do as she pleases but which also reminds her of her mother.

Visiting the kitchen, Eileen remarks about the disarray in the house, especially the kitchen. The uncleanliness is a non-issue because neither father or daughter invest time in preparing meals; they both have inconsistent diets. Eileen relies mostly on plain bread and nuts. As her father...

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