Eileen - Christmas Eve Summary & Analysis

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The older Eileen talks about the state of her family while her mother was alive. Her mother was not someone who invested too much time in cooking food or nourishing her family. Family meals were barely palatable, even on holidays, while the alcohol flowed freely. Eileen was involved in family activities such as creating fun cocktails, events where even her Aunt Ruth would come. After her mother's death, Eileen and her father tacitly agree to discontinue any holiday festivities.

Waking up in the morning, Eileen lays in bed and considers everything that is transpiring, thinking about the money she has, $647, which she thinks she might use to run away with Rebecca, with her father's gun. After putting on a grey pantsuit, her father yells at her and forces her to drive him to Lardner's. Throughout the entire drive to and back from Lardner's...

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