Titel: Analysis of James Joyce’s short story "Eveline"
Autoren/Herausgeber: Katharina Ochsenfahrt
Ausgabe: 1., Auflage
Essay from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, http://www.uni-jena.de/ (Institut für Anglistik/ Amerikanistik), course: Academic Writing, language: English, abstract: Usually, people, who are in love, do not care about what their families, and other people might think about them. They miss eachother when they are separated. All they want is being together. But in James Joyce’s short story Eveline the protagonist behaves very differently. Why does she not leave with her boyfriend Frank when there seems to be nothing that holds her back? There is a plausible explanation. Eveline is not in love with Frank, she only sees him as a chance to escape from her hard life. She only hopes for a better life, but does not trust Frank. Moreover, she never mentions that she loves him, and finally she decides not to go with him.