Besides the theme of loneliness, the theme of knighthood also emerges through the journey of the narrator to the market. The role of setting cannot be ignored in the exploration of this theme as well. As found in the knight’s tales that a brave knight goes through various obstacles in his life to win the favor of his damsel therefore when the girl asks the narrator for something if he is going to the bazaar it comes to the reader as something that they had expected. The boy has to face problems which include economical problem mainly, to get to the bazaar.
He manages to get money for reaching the fair and then getting into it but it is too late for him because when he reaches the fair it is going to be closed. The boy realizes that his quest had been useless and fruitless because he is poor. He is surrounded by feelings mixed with remorse, hopelessness and loneliness. He is left alone in the world of strangers. The story ends with a bleak remark by the narrator, Gazing up into the darkness I saw myself as a creature driven and derided by vanity; and my eyes burned with anguish and anger.
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