He can be cruel, and though he doesn't beat her, as he did her brothers, he often threatens her with violence. With her brothers gone (Ernest is dead and Harry is often away on business) there is no one to protect her. However, the phrase she utters repeatedly is probably nonsense; at best it is corrupt Gaelic. Joyce, himself an expatriate, turns this insult around in "Eveline we see not an ungrateful child, but an ungrateful parent.
Eveline's mother has earned nothing but madness. Joyce gives us in concise detail the terrible poverty and pressure of her situation. She lacks the courage and strength to make that leap that will free her of her oppressive situation.
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