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Araby Joycean Romanticism of the Church Life is filled with loneliness and times when a person feels unsure When these times arise is when most people turn to their faith in the church or faith in fate Certain events in ones life can send them reeling for something that they can find solace in Security from the turbulent world is given through faith and hope When times are at there hardest what can you do Without faith you can get stuck and slowly dragged down by the world decaying around you In the story Araby by James Joyce you find what happens when you give up on faith He also loses faith in romantic love religious love and material love Evidence of this is found in the form of sexual spiritual and financial experiences throughout the story The story is a more modern symbolism of the fall Of the Garden of Eden James Joyce speaks of the death of the Church Joyce grew up in Dublin Ireland and was raised as a Roman-Catholic He lost faith in the Church early in his life which is proved by the beginning of Araby Araby is a short story from Dubliners that tells of a young boys revival to move away from the church and to live his life as he chooses In the beginning of the story Joyce makes a reference to blindness This refers to his sense of reality The boys at the Catholic school have been trapped by the church and cannot escape Joyce longs to be free of the church and wishes that he could relinquish the ties that bind him to it like the house The house was formerly own by a priest who has since passed away The death of the priest signifies the death of the church The priest also has more significance to the story He also represents the hypocrisy of the church Although the priest was thought of
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