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Many people can relate intuitively to James Joyces Araby in one way or another We all have had some incident in our lives where we wanted something so badly but so many things ended going wrong that it was incapable for us to get it As Ms Leah Conner asserts the storys ends with an epiphany Webster defines epiphany as a sudden intuitive leap of perceptiveness especially through an ordinary but striking occurrence This very well pertains to this story because it is in the end that these events direct the narrator to be enlighten and allow for a new level of knowledge and understanding The story has three distinguished assertions They begins with the comprehension of the transition of the boy from adolescence to adulthood the second part deals with the blindness or ignorance that is vastly symbolized throughout the story regarding the lack of awareness among the characters and the third is the boys undoubted attraction to Mangans sister which he has confused with love The boys transition into adulthood begins with his pursuit to get a gift for the girl He unconsciously tries to prove that he is a man by letting her know that he can provide for her while impressing her all at once In doing so it becomes a game in which he has to fulfill his mission in order to be the winner This is noticed when these noises converged in a single sensation of life for me I imagined that I bore my chalice safely through a throng of foes Ibid 238 Consequently his infatuation with the girl becomes his first step in letting go of his childhood This is obvious when the narrator mentions how he saw his companions playingtheir cries reached me weakened and indistinct Ibid 239 At this point we see sensibility and maturity in the boy One can perceive that the boy is completely focused on getting the gift Unfortunately the trip has
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