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Significant Issues Young People Face There are many significant issues that young people face as they grow toward adulthood such as romantic illusions dealing with authority figures or a first crush or infatuation These issues are often hard to understand and become learning experiences that they will never forget Young people often have romantic illusions about both people and places When these illusions turn to disillusionment it can be very hard for them to deal with In James Joyces Araby the boy has romantic illusions about the bazaar in Araby He thinks the bazaar will be a wonderful event with people everywhere and many beautiful things to choose from His purpose in going to the bazaar is to buy a gift for Mangans sister and he wants to impress her with the fact that he was able to go When he arrives he quickly finds that the bazaar is not at all like he had imagined He arrives late and it is cold and dark Upon entering the building he observes Nearly all the stalls were closed and the greater part of the hall was in darkness I recognized a silence like that which pervades a church after a service A few people were gathered about the stalls which were still open 85 This image is very different from what he was expecting He tries to remember exactly why he had come to the bazaar and goes to a booth to examine the merchandise The lady asks if he would like to buy anything but her tone of voice reflects that she really does not care if he does or not He decides that he will not buy anything after all and turns to leave as the rest of the lights are turned out At this point he realizes that his reasons for coming to the bazaar were wrong and states Gazing up into the darkness I saw myself as a creature driven
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