Discuss Araby as a short story, English literature in context.

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      A good short story is not only brief and which includes a few characters, but also deals with a single complete situation for incident. It evokes particular moods connected with the psychological atmosphere of the mind. Generally a short story, is a distinct form of art dealing with one single theme having unity and brevity as its chief sources of of delight. The plot is generally simple and its style must be suited to the main or central theme of the composition.

A good short story is not only brief and which includes a few characters, but also deals with a single complete situation for incident. It evokes particular moods connected with the psychological atmosphere of the mind.
Araby By James Joyce

      As a short story Araby is autobiographical which is something very unique for James Joyce, because in his short story he has provided unique compact like using a festival for the background of the story. The boy described here is either to be taken as James Joyce himself for the narrator. The narrative technique appears as something very easy and sentence structure is also quite brilliant. Nowhere James Joyce is found to using any sort of complex explain in the short story.

      The mood of narration for the story is something is very profound and easy. But the chief delight of the short story lies in the fact that James Joyce, has philosophically treated is central themes of the story. The philosophy here is active brilliant and matches the author symbolic vision. Symbolically this short story presents the quest for ideal beauty, symbolised by Araby itself. The Mangan's sister order the boy to go to Araby and he took the order as something very noble and to fall his promise, the boy when in the fair.

      As a short story it's appeal lies in its deep philosophy, that is the universal frustration of the hopes and dream and desires of human being. The boy could not fulfill his promise and symbolically it represents, frustration and chaos. As every short story is a universal panorama of life, so the short story Araby is also a document on the theme of the ways of life bad luck, misfortune, sorrow and chaos and frustration. This is how this short story can be called as a great story ever written in English literature context.

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