Loss Of Innocence In Araby

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In Araby, by James Joyce, the author's intended message of innocence is losing it through dramatic events and it's conveyed through characterization. The author uses the boy's thoughts to help emphasize the main idea of the story. In Araby, Joyce talks about the stereotypical boy who goes through his first phase of liking a girl. One time, the girl wanted to go to Araby, an extravagant marketplace, but was not able to; the boy decided to compensate for her loss by getting something for her if he goes there. Towards the end, the boy was unable to complete his “crushes” request, coming to the bazaar a little too late due to his father; this not only left him stocked, it also let him come back to reality. Towards the start, the text says “Every

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