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James Joyces Araby a paper on setting According to many critics James Joyce believed greatly that the Dublin of the 1900s was a center for spiritual ritualistic occurrences He has written a great collection of short stories including Araby that show just this The boy in the story Araby is center to the citys dark hopeless conformity Araby can be analyzed on three different levels a journey of a boy to man the illusions of what one wants to see and what actually is and an epiphany of life The boy in Araby goes through these stages throughout the story Each successive paragraph is filled with more context clues than the last that lead us up to our climatic point one may even call this the tragic point This point is simply where a young innocent boy has seen the harsh reality of life and has to learn to somehow deal with his new surroundings Growing up is something that should be done with ease and that is something that we learn through Araby The boy in the story is in such a rush to move on from his friends that he fails to recognize what may follow afterward Going through life without knowing the hardships that can occur would be a great thing It seems more and more now that children are in an enormous rush to become adults but it is unknown to them what they will really face in the end Many people often wonder how they can find true happiness in their lives Perhaps if they took a step back to their youth theyd find that the answer is swinging on a swing set skipping through the streets or maybe its the smile on a little ones face when she takes the first lick off of an ice cream cone On its simplest level Araby is a story about a boys
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