"Evilene" Analytical Essay by rufus

An analysis of the inevitability of Evilene's choice in James Joyce's short story, "Eveline".
# 61016 | 700 words | 0 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Sep 18, 2005 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis) , Literature (European (other)) , Women Studies (General)

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This paper reviews the short story, "Eveline" by James Joyce and examines his use of literary techniques to portray the correctness of Evilene's decision to stay in the only home that she has ever known. The paper explains that through his use of imagery, tone, characterization and descriptive language, Joyce portrays the inevitability of Evilene's ultimate decision.

From the Paper:

"Standing among the crowd at the North Wall station, Eveline feels she must make a momentous choice. Will she leave Ireland for Argentina with the man she loves, or will she stay to care for what is left of her family? Joyce's protagonist anguishes over this decision in the short story bearing her name. But before she arrives at a judgment, the reader already knows her inevitable verdict. Joyce's use of vivid although dreary descriptive language to portray Eveline's existence in Ireland contrasts with his vague but happier images of her planned life with Frank. Contrasting these sections of the story tells the reader Eveline's decision before she knows she has made it."

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