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The story Araby by James Joyce tells about a young boy who is in love with his friends older sisterThe boy lives with his aunt and uncle in a house that was once owned by a priest The boy and his family live on a street that is very quiet except when the boys school the Christian Brothers is over At that time the boy and his friends play behind houses in gardens and in horse stablesThe boy adores his friend sister He does not have the courage to talk to Mangans his friend sister so he admires her from afar He watches for her daily and thinks somewhat romantic thoughts about her One evening when she finally talks to him the boy is so nervous he does not remember what he says to Mangans sister She asks if he is going to the bazaar the Araby and he is unsure of his response She tells him that she cannot go because her convent has a retreat that week He promises that if he goes he will buy her a presentThe boy is anticipating the bazaar He is unable to concentrate at school and is preoccupied with the Araby and thoughts about what hell buy his love The day of the bazaar his uncle forgets about the boys outing and comes home late The boy uncle apologizes for coming home late and tells him that everyone must be asleep The boy ignores his uncle and hurries to get to the bazaar When he get to the bazaar he realizes that his uncle is correct everyone is going home and the bazaar is closing The boy becomes very angry and is upset with himself
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