Thursday, February 7, 2019

The Downgrading Demise of Love :: English Literature

The Downgrading Demise of LoveNorth Richmond Street, being blind, was a quiet street. (198).Ignorance is a harmful state of mind, which gives a false champion ofhappiness to those consumed by it. Ignorance does not allow one tomature by experience of actual events. It shelters ones perception ofactual events by giving illusions of hope. It allows the imaginationto instill more meaning into an incident, where there is none. InAraby, James Joyce illustrates how the male child overcomes his unretentivestate through irony, epiphany, and symbolism.An obvious congresswoman found in the story is the immense amount of irony utilize throughout Araby. The boy has the intellect that be intimate is alwaysperfect and the love he holds for Mangans sister is perfect. In thereal world, however, he has an auntie and uncle that show what lovereally is like. When his uncle arrives home late to take him to thebazarre, his aunt begins to argue and demand that he give the boy some cash to go to th e bazarre (989). The boy completely ignores thisglimpse at real life. The boy fancys how life is not perfect andthat love is full of compromises. He begins his self-gratification to the bazarreand is excited on the train to arrive at this electrifying event. Hisidea of the bazarre is that it will be a wonderful place that will give rise Mangans sister fall in love with him. However, when he arrives,he witnesses a dark, dismal place with a grim surrounding (990). by dint of all the irony in his life, he realizes that he is thatopposite of what he is trying to be.Perhaps one of the greatest credentials, which illustrate how the boyis oblivious to the world, is that he realizes his ignorance. Allthroughout the story, there are innuendoes that he is abstractedsomething. Some of these hints range from the symbolic blind housesto his own mental absence at the gathering before he finally gets togo to the fair. His movement into the dark, half-closed fair, ratherthan face the truth tha t he missed it initially, shows he plainly doesnot get it. Then, however, his realization occurs. In a moment ofepiphany, the boy is enlightened to how he has missed even the mostobvious fact. On his determination to have his life, as he wants it,he does not realize until the epiphany that Mangans sister neverlikes him. The boy becomes conscious to the fact that he has missedhis opportunity from the start. The boy sees for himself that he has

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