Analysis Of Araby By James Joyce

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James Joyce's short story "Araby" is a story that is about a nameless young boy having a crush on his friend’s sister, and how he goes on a quest to make her notice him but to come to the realization that these actions are childish and immature. Joyce introduces where the boy lives, and his thoughts, and how he feels about the area that he his living in. Joyce also shows how the boy only sees the darkness and feels disgusted for his simple life, but that changes when he sees his friend’s sister and how that lightens up his day. His actions will lead him far away from his personal goals. The story begins with the neighborhood where the boy lives. The narrator has no emotions to where he lives or how his neighborhood looks like. "The other houses of the street, conscious of decent lives within them, gazed at one another with brown imperturbable faces" (Joyce 321). The image that came to my mind was that this place is very dull and brown back that dullness. Then we are introduced to Mangan's sister, the sister of the narrator's friend. That's when the narrator notices her physical characteristic like, "soft rope of her hair tossed from side to side" (Joyce 322). Also, every morning he lays on the floor in front of the parlor, waiting for her to leave so he can walk behind her on the way to school. Just before they part ways, he always speeds up and passes her. This is when the narrator begins to have a schoolboy crush on her because "when she came out on the doorstep my

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