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Troubled by the uncertainty of the future James Joyces short story Eveline portrayed a young timid girl who lacked the self-confidence she needed to begin a journey into another life Hindered by her fathers selfish and self-centered ways Eveline was unable to decide whether or not a new life would be good for her She was torn between the anguish of leaving home her strong duty to her family and the promise-filled new life she is bound to have Although this new life seemed quite desirable to her Eveline stood fearful and paralyzed when forced to make a decision Throughout the story she portrayed a helpless animal who lacked the self-confidence necessary to change her life forever For most of her life Eveline was the backbone of her home She dusted day after day keeping the house together to the best of her ability Not only did she fulfill her working capacity but she also cared for the two young children that had been left to her responsibility Eveline took care of the cooking and shopping duties as well as her father She did what she was told and never gave a fuss about it After some time however her father began to threaten her and because of this Eveline no longer felt protected She felt it was time to move on in hopes for a happier life However because of past promises and moral standards Eveline made a choice to stay with the life that she had always known whether it be unpleasant or not The main cause for Evelines actions was unquestionably the fault of her brutal domineering and disrespectful father Throughout most of her life Eveline only knew her father He was supposed to be there for her through anything that she needed as any father would During some periods he was responsible but as time went on her father became nothing but an abusive drunk At this point
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