eric eventually realises what he did was wrong. this is because eva had killed herself and he felt guilty, but eric never actually took responsibility for his actions. he felt bad about raping eva but that's because the guilt overwhelmed him as it factors in the reason she killed herself but he never takes responsibility. he pushes the blame onto his mother as she didnt give eva any money for her pregnancy even though shes only pregnant because HE RAPED HER! he starts changing his views when he realises he's in the wrong and starts expressing sorrow but never actually took responsibility for her death. he started talking to eva the next time he saw her and started liking her - he even stole money from his dad's business for her. but he doesn't take the fact that he rapes her that seriously, instead he focuses more on the fact that she's pregnant with his child. all his actions, views, whatever all have to involve him as he is a spoilt, self-absorbed, arrogant man-child who doesn't care about how his actions affect others.