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Outline Eng. 1121 Prof. H. Moor Junzhang shaoComparison and contrast “Araby” and “A&P”James Joyce “ Araby” and John Updikes “A&P” are both short stories, written by famous authors. Although they were written in different times, as well as in different countries, they have many similarities. These similarities can be found both in their contexts and their settings. Both stories are about young men, leading dull lives, and who go through a major change by the end of the story, while trying to get away from their lives. In both stories this change takes place while trying to please a female who triggers something inside them, causing them to act.” Araby” and “ A&P” are stories of unsuccessful attempts to escape from ordinary lives, only in different ways.Topicwhat catches the reader’s attention in both stories first are the settings. Uses many