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Eva In the short story Eva the author portrays the two male characters the father and Stephen as being manipulated and seduced by Evas sexuality The father and Stephen who are both subjected to Evas sexuality are captivated by her The father is smitten by Eva He cares about her more than his own children In other words he neglects his children to keep Eva happy and satisfied Usually a father of two children who have lost their mother tries hard to focus more on the children and make sure all their needs are met In the story the father is so much manipulated by Eva that he has put the children in his second priority He considers Eva as the glue who keeps his life all together I am going in to the village to buy Eva some soft drinks She finds the lemonade too sour The village is a good half and hours walk away the father says2 These lines imply that the father will walk an hour just to buy Eva a soft drink and his own kids have to starve from hunger In another part of the text Stephen tells his father I am hungry when can we eat When will supper be ready When Eva comes and only then His father replied 7 The father sacrifices everything to make sure he could get what he wants from Eva He calls Eva his little wife and gives her all his wifes jewellery He treats Eva as if he is trying to deceive her with jewellery just to keep on sleeping with her There are proofs in the story revealing the fact that the farther sleeps with Eva On one part of the story Stephen mentions that she would crawl in to bed with his father and they would whisper things he could never hear and then after he would hear the rhythmic movement of the bed
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