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Things Gained And Lost Essay

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In experiences in our lives we always either has something gained or lost from that certain experience. Although sometimes it’s not easy to recognize what we gained or lost it’s still there and can teach us important lessons for the rest of our lives. These lessons can play an important way in which the way we act and react in our lives overall. Some experiences can be an eye opener and take us away from something we had been doing which we now know is a bad thing and should get back on the right track. Either that or the experience could be less of a physical thing and more of a mental thing in which we correct ourselves through our thoughts or opinions about certain things for example. ...view middle of the document...

Next, the author gains something from his experience which would be that he shouldn’t be so consumed by something because when it fails it really hurts. The author is completely in love with this girl well that’s what his thoughts are anyways even though he has only talked to her in full conversation once and never before. He therefore, is much more interested with the appearance of the girl which he confuses with love. On page 1239 his obsessions with her become apparent, “At night in my bedroom and by day in the classroom her image came between me and the page I strove to read. The syllables of the word Araby were called to me through the silence in which my soul luxuriated and cast an Eastern enchantment over me.” After his discussion with the girl and finding the place she wanted to go all he could think of her was that place. He thought so much of this experience that it consumed him and when it finally came around it was a disaster. On page 1241 this is said in the end of the story, “Gazing up into the darkness I saw myself as a creature driven and derided by vanity; and my eyes burned with anguish and anger.” He felt ridiculed and ridiculous he could not afford anything for the young lady and he had spent so much time and energy just trying to accomplish this. In a matter of a few minutes his goal for a week at least and not to mention very important to him was crushed. Therefore he gained the idea that maybe...

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