Philadelphia, Here I Come! by Brian Friel

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What are Gar's emotions toward his departure?

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Gar is excited to go to Philadelphia but also nervous about what it means for his future and disappointed by the reactions of those around him.

Philadelphia offers a host of options to Gar—it offers the chance of a better life. The life he had in Ireland offered nothing but dead ends. However, he isn't quite ready to put it or his family there behind him. He loves them despite the troubles he's experienced. However, it's clear that he's trying to make himself excited for his journey and to convince those around him that he's ready to go.

One problem is that he doesn't yet know what life in Philadelphia will be like. This gives him a sense of uneasiness as he dreams of a somewhat blank...

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