Eveline 2

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In his short story, "Eveline", James Joyce discusses the difficult decision of when the time is right to leave home and start your own life. The main character, Eveline, has to decide whether to leave to Buenos Aires with her boyfriend Frank, or to keep her promise to her deceased mother of keeping the home together as long as she could. The story, told in third person point of view, starts off with Eveline recalling …

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…everything was packed. Then when it was time to go, her heart told her, maybe she wasn't ready to leave home. As Frank yelled for to hurry aboard she made her final decision that she wasn't ready to leave home yet. Without a second thought Frank kept going which leads us to believe he was just a con man otherwise he would have went back for the lady who was about to be his wife.