Narrative fiction characters can have a sudden insight called an epiphany. According to Joyce, it is “a sudden spiritual manifestation, whether in the vulgarity of speech or of gesture or in a memorable phase of the mind itself.” At such a moment, the characters experience revelation and spiritual awakening. Epiphany pushes for reflection, teaches new things, and usually comes from outside.
For example, in the story “The Triangle,” Mr. Morrissy has an insight into feelings for her husband when he pays attention to another woman – she begins to see him and herself differently. Epiphany also occurs with the main character in “The Priest” after the sad scene of the fight for the inheritance. The priest simultaneously overestimates his duties and the possibility of resignation and begins to understand the problem of poverty more deeply.