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Life in Dublin In James Joyces story Araby it was supposed to be a simple love story about a young boy who was in loved with his neighbors sister But indeed the main point of the story is to demonstrate adolescence of a young boy the young boys changed of maturity at the end of the story and public life in Dublin at that time One can see that at the end of the story how this city had disillusioned and disappointed this young boys life and hopes and reflected the feelings of the boy at the end The story expressed its theme through the setting the characterization of the boy and the writers point of view as the narrator In the story instead of using the first person point of view the writer was the storyteller not the naive boy At the beginning of the story the writer wrote that North Richmond Street being blind was a quiet street except at the hour when the Christian Brothers school set the boys free Although the boys were freed they were placed into a prison where not even play brought pleasure to them The writer himself once thought he wanted to be a monk for the Catholic Church But later he saw the church as a prison So he wrote in Araby about the young boys in a Catholic school Since Joyce spent most of this childhood in a Catholic School in which he felt later as an adult that it had been almost a prison in his mind telling him how to think and act He often wrote about how he would like to see the strict church open up its mind to new ideas He said in the story that In time perhaps there will be a gradual reawakening of the Irish conscience and perhaps four or five centuries after the Diet of Worms we will see an Irish Monk throw
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