Disappointing Relationships in Joyce's Work Analytical Essay by Nicky

Disappointing Relationships in Joyce's Work
A look at the disappointment and heartache in James Joyce's stories "Araby," "Eveline," and "The Boarding House."
# 128039 | 1,056 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Jun 25, 2010 in Literature (English)


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Description:

The paper describes how the narrator in James Joyce's novel, "Araby", is forced to accept that his dreams of the girl were not realistic, how in "Eveline," Eveline's disappointment is because of a missed opportunity, and finally, how in "The Boarding house," disappointment is wrapped up with victimization and manipulation. The paper shows how Joyce uses three very different settings to emphasize that regardless of where we are or where we come from, relationships often lead to failure and disappointment.

From the Paper:

"While we like to believe that hope will prevail, we must sometimes take a look at reality and realize that with relationships, disappointment and heartache are never far away. James Joyce establishes this notion in his short stories "Araby," "Eveline," and "The Boarding House." In Joyce's world, relationships lead to disappointment because they do not always have the "happily ever after" ending. To drive this idea home, each of these stories leave characters looking back at hope, standing too far away to touch it. People are lead astray by their unfounded hope and some are manipulated into situations that seem hopeless. Regardless of how these characters come into their circumstances, they are faced with disappointment and heartbreak, revealing Joyce's negative point of view in relation to love."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Joyce, James. "Araby." Online Literature Database. Information Retrieved Accessed October 12, 2008. <http://www.online-literature.com/james_joyce/954/
  • ---. "The Boarding House." Online Literature Database. Information Retrieved Accessed October 12, 2008. <http://www.online-literature.com/james_joyce/955/>
  • ---. "Eveline." Online Literature Database. Information Retrieved Accessed October 12, 2008. <http://www.online-literature.com/james_joyce/959/>

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