James Joyce's "Araby" and John Updike's "A&P" Analytical Essay by holly

James Joyce's "Araby" and John Updike's "A&P"
A discussion of the coming of age theme in the short stories "Araby" by James Joyce and "A&P" by John Updike.
# 1684 | 1,000 words | 2 sources | 2000 | US
Published on Feb 17, 2003 in Literature (American) , Literature (English)

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This paper presents a short analysis of "Araby" and ?A&P? which details how Joyce and Updike use characters and images to show the conflicts that the main characters experience in their sudden entry into the adult world.

From the Paper:

"Coming of age stories show the events that guide the young person into acceptance of adulthood. James Joyce's "Araby" and John Updike's "A&P" are good examples of the coming of age experience. They contain language, characters, and images that create a contrast between adulthood and teen years, and between the young men's fantasies and the reality of the adult world. To be more specific, both stories present two different perspectives on the coming of age theme by showing the experiences of each of the characters."

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