"Araby" Book Review by Quality Writers

This paper discusses James Joyce's story "Araby".
# 99329 | 745 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Nov 04, 2007 in English (Analysis) , Literature (European (other))

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The paper describes how, in "Araby," Joyce shows through symbol and metaphor and outright exposition how easily it is for a beautiful romantic world to come crashing down in the face of the sometimes unfortunate reality of the world. The paper portrays how the narrator is blinded by romance and then later realizes that all of his efforts at romance were to satisfy his own misconstrued perception of the world.

From the Paper:

"Readers follow the revelations of an unnamed narrator in a bleak Irish town, presumably in the early part of the 20th century. On North Richmond Street, we first are let in on the secret that our intrepid narrator may not be as wise and worldly as he would like to believe. On that street is the narrator's home, but more importantly it is a "blind" street (Joyce, n.d.). Superficially this indicates it is a dead end. But symbolically, this description grants us our first indication that the narrator himself may also suffer from his own blindness--it is entirely possible to discern even at this early juncture that readers should be on the lookout for examples of confusion and misunderstanding in the face of the so-called real world."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Joyce, J. (n.d.). Araby. Eserver.org: Accessible Writing. Retrieved August 28, 2006, from http://eserver.org/fiction/araby.html

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