Analysis Of The Book ' The Coming Of The Moon ' And James Joyce 's Story

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object, every individual has felt love and attraction towards something because it gave them a sense of acceptance and purpose. As an individual achieves acceptance, they define a purpose. As a common theme of life; Nino Ricci’s story, “Going to the Moon” and James Joyce’s story, “Araby” similarly established the theme, “allure of the other” by demonstrating mutual aspects. For instance, the two stories both illustrated young-isolated male narrators who were plot driven by older-influencing female characters that accepted them. Together, they’re relationships helped to explore and define the concepts of allure, acceptance, reality and imagination, which aided to break the isolated nature of the protagonists. Ricci and Joyce demonstrated that their particular protagonist ultimately shared the same desire, dilemma, and discovery as the other character; the desire for “acceptance and purpose”, the dilemma to “achieve acceptance”, and the discovery that “acceptance is not always what it seems”. Initially, the narrators shared the same desire for affection because of a powerful attraction or “Allure” towards a prominent female character. In Ricci’s Story, the narrator displayed an allure for Miss Johnson (his teacher), while in Joyce’s story, the narrator developed an allure towards Mangan’s sister (a peer’s sibling). Hence, the theme, “the allure of the other”, allowed individuals of the opposite sex to serve as a catalyst for plot development and succession. Similarly, the two…

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