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The Effective Use of Setting in James Joyce's Araby and John Updike's A&P
One of the critical elements of any given work of literature is its setting; an author always hand picks these details in order to achieve a specific purpose in his or her work, after all, there are no random occurrences in literature. Everything is by design. This is especially the case in James Joyce’s “Araby” and John Up...
The Characters' Expectations in the Short Story The Dead by James Joyce
Expectations of the Living Expectations are one of the driving forces in this world. A bold statement, to be sure, but with a little thought it can be understood that the statement is mostly true. When a person expects a situation to go a certain way, they usually do everything they can to make that situation meet their ex...
A Comparison of Eveline by James Joyce and Pita Delicious by ZZ Packer
In the two pieces of short fiction Eveline, by James Joyce, and Pita Delicious, by ZZ Packer, there are overarching themes present that relate the characters of each story to us as people. As one of the building blocks for a short story, it is to be expected that themes exist. However, theme is not necessarily the most well...
A Literary Analysis of the Dead, a Short Story by James Joyce
James Joyce’s The Dead is a short literary novella that begins as a well-documented afternoon and closes with a feeling of intimacy and beauty that only a few stories are able to create. This work of fiction is a prismatic tale that is a brief read that very quickly creates a world that is so visually believable, it is bar...
The Maturing Process of the Main Character in the Short Story Araby by James Joyce
James Joyce is a writer from the early 1900s who wrote many short stories including“Araby”.The main character in “Araby”, a young boy,is going through changes and is feeling desires for women that he has never felt before. He is going through changes by progressing from childhood and through the feelings of a teenage to man...
A Comparison of Araby by James Joyce and the Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
Modern literature is most often characterized by a self-conscious recess from traditional styles of writing, focusing more on the experimental facets of expression within poetry and verse. When comparing “Araby” by James Joyce and “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, features of modern literature can be seen within bot...
The Theme of Catholicism in the Short Story Araby by James Joyce
Catholicism in “Araby” The short story “Araby” by James Joyce tells the story of a young boy in Ireland during the late 1800s, and his infatuation with a girl that is symbolic of his religious beliefs. However, when the story ends, the boy realizes that the girl is not as great as he anticipated. Like the boy in the story,...
The Life of Little Chandler in the Short Story, A Little Cloud by James Joyce
In James Joyce’s A Little Cloud Little Chandlers life is characterized by his potential, his disappointment and his shame. Throughout the story we see Little Chandler’s shy timid nature holding his future back, and the progression of events that follow as his life moves on without him. In the last third of the short story w...
An Analysis of the Devotion One Makes to ANother When in Love in Araby by James Joyce
Anything for Her “Araby”, by James Joyce shows the devotion that one makes to another when in young love. The idea of this short story was about devotion and what it does to you and the way you change because of this. The young boy which is our narrator has an attachment with his best friend's older sister. He seeks her at...
People's Misconception of City Life as Something Exciting and Luxurious Through the Character of Chandler in James Joyce's Story Little Cloud
“You could do nothing in Dublin. As he crossed Grattan Bridge he looked down the river towards the lower quays and pitied the poor stunted houses. They seemed to him a band of tramps huddled together along the river banks, their old coats covered with dust and soot, stupefied by the panorama of sunset and waiting for the fi...