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Unformatted text preview: gets home from work. He isolates himself in order to follow through with what he promised his love. Isolation is also seen when he goes to the back drawling room where he goes to think about her. “It was a dark rainy evening and there was no sound in the house.” The darkness is seen as a feeling of loneliness and isolation as well as the absence of sound creating a place of complete dedication and devotion to Mangan’s sister, almost like the silence at a church or place of worship. The theme of alienation and loneliness is seen all the way to the end of the story, this is exemplified when he is walking out of Araby and he looks up into the darkness. The narrator realizes how foolish he was, and his anger is intensified by his feeling of isolation that leads to a Alonso 2 concluding feeling of loneliness when he realizes that because he has nothing to give to Mangan’s sister she might not want to be with him....
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- Spring '07
- narrator, Feeling, Darkness, Theme music, Mangan