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Who Is James Joyce's Araby?

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James Joyce’s Araby is a short tale of young love that gets extinguished before it can even properly start. The unnamed narrator has a crush on his equally nameless neighbor and promises to get her a gift from the bazaar because she cannot go herself (Joyce, 1914). However, when he finally manages to get there he is unable to secure an appropriate gift for her, which demoralizes him and snuffs out his affection for her (Joyce, 1914). As the narrator thinks, “I saw myself as a creature driven and derided by vanity; and my eyes burned with anguish and anger” (Joyce, 1914). References Joyce, J. (1914). Araby. Retrieved from
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