An Analysis of James Joyce's "Araby" Analytical Essay

An Analysis of James Joyce's "Araby"
This paper looks at the short story "Araby" by James Joyce, analyzing the components that make it a great work.
# 25842 | 1,244 words | 1 source | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Apr 11, 2003 in English (Analysis) , Literature (European (other))

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According to the writer, "Araby," by James Joyce, is a story which contains two major contributing components to its overall success, the intrinsic factors found within the work of literature, and external factors found within the reader. The paper traces this theory through the paper, bringing samples to illustrate what is meant by intrinsic factors.

From the Paper:

"One other intrinsic quality of a story is whether or not it is able to give readers insights about society or about themselves. "Araby" is an excellent example of a story capable of doing so. Through the basic plot and story line of "Araby," many readers may begin to see their own behavior in the action and narration of the young man, thus causing them to have new insights about themselves. Perhaps a reader identifies with the emotions of the narrator at the beginning of the story, and ultimately understands such feelings by the closing sentence. Insight may not be merely personal, but relating to society as well. Through reading the story by James Joyce, we come to realize that individuals validate their happiness and base their actions upon others, particularly those deeply desired. We also come to realize that much of the misery that society as a whole feels is, in some way, related to love. Reading "Araby" by James Joyce allows us to experience some of these insights."

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