Two Short Stories of Awareness Beyond Oneself

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Two Short Stories Of Awareness Beyond Oneself:"Araby" And "A Sunrise On The Veld""Araby" by James Joyce and "A Sunrise On The Veld" by Doris Lessing are both short stories in which theprotagonists gained a consciousness that was beyond themselves. The main characters are both initiatedinto new realities and truths of which they were not previously aware. Both short stories will beexamined with reflections according to the type of initiation that was experienced, the …

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…of the surroundings and the newness of the earlymorning and the death of the buck; it stood out in contrast. In the short stories, through all components, confrontations and experiences bothcharacters were brought out of themselves for a brief period and then forever saw the world in adifferent and more realistic way. They became more aware of the collective nature of existence, and ofhow their own lives were affected by outside influences, beyond their control.