Eileen Quotes

Ottessa Moshfegh
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I looked like nothing special.
-- Eileen (chapter 1964)

Importance: This is Eileen's first mention of her physical being and points to her low self-esteem that results from the absolute manner in which she loathes her own body.

I tried to look the other way when things got hairy.
-- Eileen (Friday)

Importance: This highlights Eileen's non-confrontational manner, as she takes every opportunity to avoid conflict. She does so with her father all the time, and here she does not interject when the corrections officers' abuse the boys at the facility.

Nobody's going to bother with a face like that one.
-- Mr. Dunlop (Friday)

Importance: Mr. Dunlop's cruelty towards his daughter is reflected here. His disparaging comments about her body are a source of her body image issues that result in her lack of nourishing diet and lack of self-esteem.

He loved only himself and was full of pride and wore his badge like a gold star affixed to his chest by God...
-- Eileen (Saturday)

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