Analysis Of James Joyce 's ' Araby '

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The Grand Epiphanies “Gazing into the darkness I saw myself as a creature driven and derided by vanity; and my eyes burned with anguish and anger.” Araby is a short story centering on an Irish adolescence boy emerging from boyhood fanaticizing into the harsh realities of everyday life in his country. It undergoes through the phases of self-discovery through a coming of age. It takes place in Dublin in 1894 when it was under British rule. The boy in the story is strongly correlated with the author James Joyce. Young Goodman Brown was another story in which the ending results on a grand epiphany. It was written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, taking place in Salem during the era of the Witch trials, who was born and raised in Salem, Massachusetts and had a major impact on the stories that he establishes in Young Goodman Brown. Young Goodman Brown was a story set in the 17th century in Salem in which 20 innocent men and women were accused and executed on the notion they were involved in witchcraft, it is based on a village of Puritans. It bases the root of the story of the temptations of the devil and corruption of the good to evil by entering a forest which represents evilness and the corruption of a good man’s intentions. Between the two short stories, Araby and Young Goodman Brown, the endings consist of grand epiphanies. With every great epiphany that takes place a lesson is learned, people are drawn into another state of mind, and then they are changed either for better or…

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