Not long after her death, Joyce was traveling again. Eveline reflects back on her childhood, realizing that she was happier back then when her father was less violent and her mother was still alive. Escaping this book becomes no more easier when asked to do a literary analysis. She is stubborn and ignorant; therefore, she is repugnant to Evelina. Frank calls to her, trying to get her to board with the rush of people. So how significant is this promise? What can we learn about Eveline from what Joyce does tell us however? Her father used often to hunt them in out of the field with his blackthorn stick; but usually little Keogh used to keep nix and call out when he saw her father coming.
Years ago there used to be a field there where she would play with other children. Eveline seems to be burdened both physically and mentally by her parents. As a conclusion of Beeline, she chooses to stay home with the people that she knows of and to take care of the home. In despite of her miserableness, she has a boyfriend who stands as the only symbol of happiness in her life, but as time winds down for her to be with her boyfriend permanently, an even bigger conflict forms — a problem that only a change in her past could resolve. Schwarz explains that subjective reader-response critics would respond to a question such as this by answering that each reader uses the literary work to symbolize his or her own life and, therefore, each response is unique to the individual reader. We've taken some of the world's best stories from dark, musty anthologies and brought them into the light, giving them the individual attention they deserve. She won't miss her job in the store.
Being only nineteen, she has dealt with many detriments. James Joyce was born in Dublin, on February 2, 1882, the eldest of ten surviving siblings, two other died of typhoid. Paralysis is a common theme in Dubliners, and poor Eveline finds herself unable to move forward. Eveline is nineteen years old, and she is planning to leave Ireland forever. We may have jumped the gun here.
Perhaps she unconsciously associates her fiancé with the other man in her life, her brutal father. She sees Frank as a rescuer, saving her from her domestic situation. In this intimate portrayal of Dubliners, Joyce writes short stories about the individuals in Irish society. She is worrying about whether she will be letting Frank down, and not about whether she will be making the right decision for herself. She hears his footsteps change from the concrete to the cinder path as he enters the newer part of the street that is filled with red houses, instead of brown ones like hers. The very fact that this is the case reveals something crucial about Dubliners—that simply deciding to do something or wanting to do it desperately has almost no connection with actually getting that thing done.
In the end she decides to stay , perhaps no less anguished , perhaps in the future to regret what might have been ; we are not told — the story closes. Eveline meets Frank at the station, but cannot seem to focus on what he is saying as they head toward the boat, holding hands. She has become one of the many products in her home to never change. He spent a year in France, returning when a telegram arrived saying his mother was dying. She made a promise to her mother while on her deathbed that she felt was a duty, and that duty was to take care of her family.
It is implied that this young couple is expecting a child. Their passage had been booked. She was going to do it, she found so many reasons to this big step in her life but she was undecided and eventually, she refused to leave home. The story tells about her miserable family life and how she wants to escape. Eveline also revolves heavily around the position of women in 20th Century Dublin. As James Joyce writes his stories, his characters and themes share similarities within his own life, giving them more value and much more meaning behind the importance of the story. The short story starts describing Eveline, who is watching through the window, looking back into the things that were not paid much attention to, all her life, brings her a collective nostalgic affection, in which she majorly recollects of those people, who have died, and who have moved away from Dublin her city , for all those people were no more in Dublin, from where she might also disappear like them who already had; just after the evening at that window, when the story begins.
She wants to flee from her abusive, alcoholic father. Speaking in terms of textual pragmatics Eveline's story is the shortest and the plot is pretty simple. She remembers that there used to be a field here where she would play with the neighborhood children and her siblings, except for Ernest, because he was already too old. Could she still draw back after all he had done for her? The story takes place in the early twentieth century in Ireland. Not many people can deal with fear even, if it means eventually having a better life for them or someone else.
Eveline determines that it is time to make her own choices. Both of these stories take place in Dublin, Ireland, a place that is very strong in its belief in the Catholic religion. Joyce's technical innovations in the art of the novel include an extensive use of interior monologue; he used a complex network of symbolic parallels drawn from the mythology, history, and literature, and created a unique language of invented words, puns, and allusions. Instead, she decides to stay in the dreary and gloomy life she already knows. On Saturday nights, when she asks her father for some money, he tends to unleash a tirade of verbal abuse, and is often drunk. Eveline's mother has earned nothing but madness.