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In James Joyces short story Araby several different micro-cosms are evident The story demonstrates adolescence maturity and public life in Dublin at that time As the reader you learn how this city has grown to destroy this young boys life and hopes and create the person that he is as a narrator In Araby the mature narrator and not the naive boy is the storys protagonistCoulthard Throughout the story this is easily shown especially when it refers to the hour when the Christian Brothers school set the boys freeJoyce 2112 Although they were freed they were placed into an equally grim world where not even play brought pleasureCoulthard Joyce demonstrates this culture by showing a boys love for a girl throughout the story This young boy is completely mystified by this girl but at the end the girl is replaced by the girl with an English accent attending the booth at the bazaar This shows the power and persuasiveness that England has at that time over Dublin The antagonist in this story which can easily be determined is the culture and life in Dublin This has a great effect on the boy and the rest of the people from this city Dublin is referred to as the center of paralysesInternet and indeed sterileJoyce This plays a huge role in the forming of this boys life where there is no fun Araby is a story of a soul-shriveling Irish asceticism which renders hopes and dreams not only foolish but sinfulCoulthard In the story the only thing that the young boy has to look forward to is buying something for the girl he loves and in the end he cant even do that and by making the final characters English the story leaves an impact on the reader about the Dublin society It shows the antagonist of the story to be a repressive Dublin cultureCoulthard Through this allegorical
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