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Respond to two (2) of the following questions, making certain to support your responses with reference to (quotations from) and analysis of the story:

1.) In the second paragraph of the story, the phrase “used to” is repeated five times. Explain the significance of this phrase to the story as a whole.

2.) What cultural, familial, and religious forces prevent Eveline from leaving Dublin with Frank?

3.) Some critics insist that the title of the story alludes to a poem by Thomas Moore, called “Eveleen’s Bower.” Click here to read the poem, and then discuss its relevance to the story.

4.) The first portion of the name Eveline is “Eve.” Explain the importance of this allusion.

5.) Does Eveline love Frank? Does Frank love Eveline?

6.) Explain the following passage: “All the seas of the world tumbled about her heart. He was drawing her into them: he would drown her. She gripped with both hands at the iron railing.”

7.) Why, in the last paragraph of the story, is Eveline described as a “helpless animal”?

8.) Explain the significance of the last line of the story: “Her eyes gave him no sign of love or farewell or recognition.”



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