At the end of "Eveline" by James Joyce, Eveline has a sudden realization, also known as a/an:
I think the word you're looking for is "epiphany," but, at the same time, I'm not really sure Eveline 's realization can be described using that term. An epiphany is usually a moment of realizing something transformative in a positive sense; the first epiphany was the revelation of Christ to the Gentiles, when the Three Wise Men discovered the baby Jesus and recognized the power of Christ to save all of mankind, not just the Jews. The moment at which Eveline realizes she does not have to stay in Dublin and can leave with Frank is the kind of moment we would more usually call an epiphany—the person involved having realized here that they have more power over their own lives than they thought and that things can be redeemed. The sudden failure of resolve Eveline has at the end of this story is not so much an epiphany as a...
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