Eveline and The Story of An Hour
“The Story Of An Hour” by Kate Chopin and “Eveline” by James Joyce share similar themes about a call for freedom, and both stories end ironically. Although both stories are about victims, they differ in setting and imagery. One of the similarities between the stories is that both are written from a third person central point of view. Both are set around the turn of the century and both of the female protagonists are stuck in their house?s desiring to escape from conventional patriarchal duties.
The setting in “Eveline”, is in the city of Dublin in the evening, where we find Eveline leaning against a window in her house, watching people pass by on their way home. Eveline is a woman “the other hero” who has a very miserable life. Eveline is not content with her job or happy with her father and her burdensome duties. In order to be happy, she secretly desires the opportunity to escape with her lover to Buenos Aires where she can be married, live in a beautiful house, and forget all about her suffering.
Joyce gives us
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