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The story Araby by James Joyce is a short story about a young boys life and his quest to impress the young girl for whom he has feelings The protagonists to the young boy including the young girl are the boys uncle and the people at the Bazaar booth The initial point of conflict occurs when the girl informs the boy that she cannot attend the bazaar as she has every other year She could not go she said because there would be a retreat that week in her convent Joyce 106 The plot becomes more complicated when the boy offers to bring her a momentum from the bazaar The night in which he is to attend his uncle returns from work at a later hour than usual which causes the boy to have less time at the bazaar Then when he approaches one of the booths at the bazaar there are people having a conversation inside This complicates things because he wishes not to disturb them Then I turned away slowly and walked down the middle of the bazaar Joyce 108 The climax occurs at this point because he decides to walk away without purchasing anything for the girl and it is too late to go to another booth fore the bazaar is closed So in the end the boy is left with anger and emptiness because he has not kept his promise to the girl In a story such as Araby by James Joyce theme plot setting and characterization can be perceived in several different ways according to each reader The critics Deer and Deer Litz Atherton and Stone have all read and evaluated this story and have all come up with completely different opinions concerning the young boy in Araby Deer and Deers critique on Araby points out the romantic angle that the author uses to portray the young boys character These critics seem
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