Eveline is also the first central adult character. His build would be similar to a worker's to reflect the physical work that he does while working on the ship.
Joyce " Eveline's antagonist is her father, Mr. Eveline holds an important place in the overall narrative of Dubliners. He is abusive towards Eveline, "she felt herself in danger of her father's violence. Eveline feels obligated to stay in Dublin and fulfill her responsibilities and keep her promise to keep the house together, but she also feels that she should have the right to pursue her own happiness, rather than always attending to the needs of others.
In the first one, the main protagonist, who also functions as eponym for this story, sits on the windowsill, watching the people pass by in the streets.