This type of narration allows the reader into the main characters minds

This type of narration allows the reader into the

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centralize the reader’s attention on the boys’ perceptions of life. This type of narration allows the reader into the main characters’ minds, allowing to clear understanding the cause of their behavior and gives them a sense of realism. Both in A&P and Araby, the main characters narrate their experience as it happens.
One of the main similar elements that catches readers attention in both stories, are the settings with same emotional reflection. In both stories the main characters describe the atmosphere of neighborhoods around, in every small detail. While they are making descriptions, telling the reader, what main characters see through their eyes, they also give us information about their mindscapes, and we understand what do they feel and think about the places they live in. The main character in Araby uses many negative words while describing the setting of his story “..uninhabited...blind end...detached...imperturbable...dark...muddy” (Araby) That helps reader emphasize with him by picturing the gloominess and negative atmosphere of that city in Ireland. Similarly, Sammy describes everyone around him as sheep, vividly describing conservative view of life dominating the society around   him, pointing out older people who live boring and uninteresting lives “all three of them went up to the cat-and-dog-food-breakfast-cereal-macaroni-rice-raisins- seasonings-spreads-spaghetti-soft drinks-crackers-and-cookies aisle.’’ (A&P) At this point we know that both main characters have a negative opinion about the city around them and have are anticipating society the live in.

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