In the short story House written by Jane Rule, protagonist Harry experiences an epiphany. An epiphany is a sudden comprehension of the reality of something. In the beginning of the story, Harry wants to buy a house for his family, but his wife Anna does not. When the family finally buys a house, he realizes the lifestyle that other families had is not what he expected. They proceed to destroy their new home. In the exposition, Harry thought Anna was being too childish: “It’s a case of retarded development,” (#21), but in the conclusion he agrees with Anna’s opinion.