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Araby – A Selection of Short Stories Notes

Q No:-01: “ARABY” in it self is a combination of a world of reality and irreality. discuss?

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James Joyce shows the effects of love in its victims?

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The protagonist’s main role in “Araby” is to run after the shadows. Elaborate?

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Araby is a story of subjective feelings of the boy and him objective of world. discuss it.?

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The story ‘Araby’ describes in interesting manner a conflict between the imaginary world and the world of reality. In our life, we run after shadows and dreams. We live in a world of wishful thinking. The world of reality is some thing different. When we face the ugly reality of life, our dreams are shattered.

The narrator is a boy who lives in a blind street, which is almost a calm and quiet street. He is a student. He lives with his uncle and aunt. He has a friend called Mangan who has a sister. He falls in love with her. At first he even does not know what to do. He gazes at her face. He gazes at her body. He gazes at her dress. He cannot express his love. So girl remains unaware of his love for herself. The boy lives in dreams and desires, which are very real for his but later on, prove unreal.

 One day the girl asks him if he was going to bazaar. He not only says that he would try to go there but also bring gift for her. At this point arises the conflict between the real and unreal life. The narrator gets permission plus a florin from his uncle. He reaches the place at 9:50 pm. Most of the stalls are already closed. He wishes to buy porcelain vase for his beloved but he has not enough money. He becomes dejected and leaves the place. He has been running after the shadows.

Q No:-02       Discuss the protagonist of the story Araby as every man?

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The narrator in James Joyce’s “Araby” is representative of his class?

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The narrator is representative of his class. He may be called “every man”. The term “everyman” was used during the 15th century in England for the leading character. Such a character was not an individual but a type of character. The protagonist of the story is really and every man.

He is a young boy and passing through an age of adolescence. He is just a school boy. He has not attained yet maturity and is by very she like other boys of his age, he passionate and sentimental. He has not yet tasted the bitter realities of life.

The story ‘Araby’ describes in an interesting manner a conflict between the imaginary world and the world of reality. In our life, we run after shadows and dreams. We live in a world of wishful thinking. The world of reality is some thing different. When we face the ugly reality of life, our dreams are shattered.

The narrator is a boy who lives in a blind street, which is almost a calm and quiet street. He is a student. He lives with his uncle and aunt. He has a friend called Mangan who has a sister. He falls in love with her. At first he even does not know what to do. He gazes at his face. He gazes at her body. He gazes at her dress. He cannot express his love. So girl remains unaware of his love for herself. The boy lives in dreams and desires, which are very real for his but later on, prove unreal.

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