In a broad sense, the boy's epiphany in "Araby" reveals the what?
Araby, by James Joyce, is a tale that examines first love and the confusions that surround it. The epiphany of the story is the boy's discovery that the ideal gives way to the real. [ This journey is a quick one and the author wastes no time setting the scene and shaping the boy's persona. In the first paragraph Joyce paints a scene of a dismal reality with his description of the houses and the
neighborhood. One thing of interest is that he uses the word "blind" twice in the first two sentences. This is perhaps a foreshadowing of the characters and a statement about the nature of all men. Right away it is obvious that the girl was the object of his adolescent desires. In fact, he was obsessed with her. He watched her every morning, followed her to school, fantasized about her, prayed, ]
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