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While reading the novel Evas Man written by Gayle Jones an evident theme is established This is a twisted story of love and betrayal in the engrossing psychological portrait of Eva Medina Canada The author intertwines recollection of actual events and imaginativeness to expose an existence plagued by sexual and emotional revilement It is a narrative which will definitely remain in ones mind long after the cover of the book has been closed The apparent theme in Evas Man appears to be a deepened exploration of the womans inner life of the pressures the cruelties and the imposed expectationsbncom 1In this book Eva has more sexual knowledge then most girls her age She grows up in an environment where she is sexually harassed by people whom she respects and is supposed to look up to Eva turns out to be a very confused soul in her later years The novel jumps from one story to another It seems apparent that she is telling the story because some of her statements are facts and others are events she fantasized In the present sense of the narrative Eva is imprisoned for the peculiar murder of her lover Davis and recalling the events that lead up to his murderthough in no particular orderThough the story may seem bizarre Eva actually falls into the clich of the minds of women incarcerated for murder For example women offenders are more likely to kill a lover than other victim categoriesDOCS 1 Davis was Evas lover a freaky one at that Another common characteristic of women murderers is a history of abuse It is estimated that from 40 to 78 percent of women who killed their husbands or boyfriends were abusedDOCS 1 Davis was a very controlling man He always denied Evas wishes and kept her in a locked up room like she was a dog Furthermore the age group to which Eva falls is just another similarity to the common attributes
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