Setting is one of the most significant elements in a story. The setting goes far beyond the simple physical attributes and external face value. It seems "Eveline" solely takes place in Dublin in an old room, but the setting actually plays a key role in the story. The setting in "Eveline" helps the reader to better understand the behavior of the main character.
The setting in "Eveline" is paralyzing, and this helps the reader to
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is paralyzed in her setting
The setting explains to the reader why Eveline does not leave. It is the same setting the Eveline has had all her life. She is paralyzed by it; she feels as if she can't move on. If the setting had been different Eveline very well may have gone away. Therefore, the setting of the short story helps the readers to better understand why Eveline does not go away with Frank.