The Character of Narrator in The Short Story Araby

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     Araby is story in of much autobiographical interest and many critics have come into the conclusion that the boy spoken in the story is James Joyce himself. Biographically he was brought up in his boyhood in North Richmond street in Dublin, as he has been narrated or mention in the poem. The street was covered with houses and the city as described in the story was full of crowds and noise. As the story has immense biographical interest so what ever Joyce describe are sometimes real poets. So we get to know the narrator as telling the real story of his life. The description be truly real.

Araby is story in of much autobiographical interest and many critics have come into the conclusion that the boy spoken in the story is James Joyce himself. Biographically he was brought up in his boyhood in North Richmond street in Dublin, as he has been narrated or mention in the poem
Araby (Short Story) 

      The narrator in the story is found immense enjoying having fun with the boys who used to play in the dark muddy lanes behind the houses. Then the author first time sees the sister of their friend who is Mangan's sister. The author has felt a deep fascination for Mangan's sister. Every morning he watches her doors keeping in his minds eyes, her brown figure. We find the narrator as a passionate person with full of lovely attitude for his desired girl. Her name tingled his blood and the author carried, the image of Mangan's sister, the image of constant intoxication. One day, at least she spoke to him and asked him to go to Araby a great oriental festivity held in Dublin at that time.

      The author went to Araby with much excitation but when he reached Araby, then almost all the stalls were closed. In one stall he found a lady talking with gentleman and he did not like at all well mechanical business like tone. Then the narrator left the place in utter disgust. Two coins felt from his pocket on the floor. The hall was soon completely dark and the narrator felt himself humiliated and released that he was completely alone inside the market, among huge annoyance and anguish. Thus the picture of the narrator in Araby is depicted of a sad and heartbroken person who could not fulfill his dreams and promise, committed to his beloved.

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