Apparently there is a moment of sudden realisation at the end of every story in Dubliners, an 'epiphany'. What is the 'epiphany' in "After the Race"?
Jimmy in Joyce's "After the Race" from Dubliners is obsessed with being with and accepted by his European continental friends. He is the paralyzed Dubliner typical of the short story collection who wants something more and wants to be more than he is. He, like Dublin and Ireland as a whole, in Joyce's view, suffers humiliation and exploitation in an attempt to be acknowledged and accepted by the...
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