Examples Of Allusions In Araby

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Araby contains numerous biblical allusions. The story itself is an allusion to the story of Adam and Eve. The narrator has a house that used to be owned by a priest and the backyard has an apple tree in the center of it, just like the story of Adam and Eve involved an apple tree that Adam and Eve weren't supposed to eat from. In the story of Adam and Eve, Eve and Adam disobey God and eat from the forbidden tree. By doing that, they ultimately acquire knowledge of all there is to know and lose the innocence they once had in the process. This reference is made in the beginning of Araby. The young boy focuses all of his attention on a girl that he has never really talked to, and when she does finally talk to him, it's only her trying to get him
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