Eveline is a teenage girl of 19 years old. She is anxious, scared, timid, indecisive. Eveline has the disease of the will; she is weak, paralysed in her life. She has to bear with her father's brutality and her mother and brother's death. She was the one who took care of the house, the father and her two young siblings. When her mother dies, she plans to escape from Ireland with her boyfriend Frank. She had the chance to escape and live a better and happier life, but when she sits beside a window, she begins to think about her past with her family and when she and her brothers played with the neighboors. Moment of epiphany: it happened when she heard the music that was playing when she made a promise to her mother, she promised that she will take care of the family for her. She paralysed and didn't run away. Eveline doesn't live her own life, instead she just looks at her lives wich goes by, It is as if her life doesn't belong to her.