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Character Analysis Of Araby

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A short story Araby written by the famous Irish writer and poet James Joyce represents an interesting psychological story told by a young boy. Unfortunately, the author did not give the name to his narrator. This story is included in the volume of short stories which is called Dubliners and where the author shows the society he lives in. The major idea of the short story Araby is representation of maturity of a young boy, his first love experience, his feelings and emotions. A young boy who cannot understand his real feelings pretends to be mature but fails to realize his desires A young boy represented in the story is a kind, shy and very sensitive person but he has rather weak character. He fell in love with some girl who was a sister of his friend Mangan.
The narrator of the story, is a young boy lives with his aunt and uncle in “an uninhabited house of two storeys” which “stood in the blind end, detached from its neighbors in a square ground”. It is understandable that the phrases the young boys use shows that the young boy is not a happy person because he looks at everything surrounding him in the depressing and dark manner. He strolls through “dark muddy lanes,” “dark dripping gardens” to “the dark odorous stables.” Furthermore, the young boy fears his uncle because he “hid in the shadow” when he saw is uncle comes home late in the night. Even though the young boy is a dark and gloomy person he recognized “light” in life. Then he looked over and saw his friends’ sister
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