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As humans grow they pass through various stages of development often some stages are never reached when a new stage is successfully reached the person has under gone some sort of realization James Joyces short story Araby is in simple terms about initation it is a story is about a young boys adventure that allows him to progress from one stage to the next with the realization of his narcissistic behavior At first the boy is innocent unaware of himself and the world around him The first few paragraphs reflect this innocence The street on which the boy lives is blind and quiet much like the boy The boy is blind to the fact of life he doesnt understand that his actions are in vain The house at the end of the street probably an analogy of the boy is detached and uninhabited The house at the end of the street symbolizes the boys total detachment from the real world Mangans sister does provide the boy with an escape at times For example when the boy is walking through flaring streets the real world is almost not there and his imagination produces sensations that give him a new world one in which the thought of her leads his way The house in which the boy lives describes why he has remained innocent until this point The priest who used to live in the house is already dead and thus it symbolizes the lack of the religious guide to the boy The air in the house is musky there are old papers and yellowed books in one room as well as an unkept garden suggesting that the house was not looked after and allowed to age on its own The boy much like the house has been allowed to age on its own The aunt and uncle are the only family members of the boy mentioned neither one seems to take much responsibility in
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