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Unformatted text preview: Kayla Murphy November 4, 2011 Response Essay 3 “Araby” by James Joyce The setting in James Joyce’s short story “Araby” is crucial to the development and realization of the epiphany which the narrator and protagonist experiences. The narrator resides in a house which had been previously occupied by a priest. The priest expired in the drawing- room. This room, and the unfortunate events which transpired in it, are essential to the brief character progression the reader witnesses in the narrator. The narrator is infatuated with a neighbor boy’s sister, who remains unnamed. His fumbling, childish crush on her occupies his full consciousness. Thoughts of her pervade nearly every waking moment, even “in places the most hostile to romance” (679). The narrator travels to a bazaar in order to bring her back a present and presumably prove himself to be worthy of her love. When he discovers that he has missed most of the bazaar and cannot afford to bring her the promised gift, he is overwhelmed...
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course ENGL 3260 taught by Professor Lancewilder during the Fall '11 term at UGA.
- Fall '11