EVELINE by James Joyce

Eveline di James Joyce

Simulazione terza prova di Inglese

Extracts

What would they say of her in the Stores when they found out that she had run away with a fellow?…..Miss Gavan would be glad. She had always had an edge on her, especially whenever there were people listening.

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….she sometimes felt herself in danger of her father’s violence…..When they were growing up he had never gone for her, like he used to go for Harry and Ernest, because she was a girl: but latterly he had begun to threaten her and say what he would do to her only for her dead mother’s sake.

….He said she used to squander the money,…….for he was usually fairly bad of a Saturday night.

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She had hard work to keep the house together and to see that the two young children who had been left to her charge went to school regularly and got their meals regularly. It was hard work – a hard life- but now that she was about to leave ……..

 

She was about to explore another life with Frank. Frank was very kind, manly and open-hearted………to live with him in Buenos Ayres whare he had a home waiting for her…….he had tales of distant countries……he told her names of the ships he had been on and the names of the different services. He had sailed through the Straits of Magellan and he told her stories of the terrible Patagonians.

 

 

  1. Sum up what Eveline feels about the following persons and situations

– her father

– Frank

– her job

– her household duties

Say if her feelings are positive, negative or ambivalent about each of them.

No more than 80 words

  1. Why was her father ” fairly bad of a Saturday night”. What usually happened on that day?

No more than 40 words

  1. What charmed her in Frank’s personality?

No more than 40 words

Time allowed:  35/40 minutes

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