Where is the "epiphany" in James Joyce's "Araby"?

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An epiphany refers to a sudden revelation or insight, a moment of vision. In James Joyce’s “Araby,” however, the lovestruck narrator experiences a disappointment so intense and overwhelming that it amounts to the death of a vision; the revelation that what he thought he saw was merely a figment of his imagination.

This comes right at the end of the story, in the final sentence that forms a paragraph by itself:

Gazing up into the darkness I saw myself as a creature driven and derided by vanity; and my eyes burned with anguish and anger.

The boy has become infatuated with a girl he calls Mangan’s sister. He thinks of her in intensely romantic terms, pressing his palms together is if in prayer and murmuring “O love! O love!” The first time Mangan’s sister speaks to him, she asks if he is going to a bazaar called Araby. She cannot go there herself, and he promises to bring her back something if he goes. From that point, Mangan’s sister and Araby are inextricably connected in...

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