Main Characters In Araby

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“Araby” Elements of Fiction Setting The story takes place in a quiet street in north Dublin, Ireland surrounded by plain buildings and houses of the middle class near a Christian boy’s school. The street consists of children playing and adults spending their daily tasks. Most of the settings are familiar for the protagonist. The house the protagonist lives in was once owned by a priest who has died in the drawing-room. The story mostly takes place at dusk or at early night, so the atmosphere is mostly lights mingled with darkness. Plot summary The narrator is a young boy who lives in a street in north Dublin with his uncle and aunt is infatuated with the sister of his neighbor, Mangan. He is too shy to talk to her. At the beginning…show more content…
The readers are given a lot of expectation that he would succeed. However, when he gets their he gives up and describe what has once been his dreams as vanity. This gives the readers something they previously didn’t expect. - The main character who is clearly a child calls the things he dislike as “ child’s play”( such as school and other tedious tasks)…show more content…
When the protagonist is walking in the street there are “curses of laborers” and “nasal chanting of street singers”. These imageries help emphasize the protagonist’s feeling of wanting to cover his ears because these sounds are often loud and intense. When he is in the priest’s room he describes it as in the house as silent but then he hears the rain from outside this gives the story a dramatic mood. When he arrives at the bazaar he describe the sound as silence after a church service which emphasizes that he has arrived late and has already missed something important. The silence can also be used as the impossibility of his fantasies. Symbolism - Araby-The name of the bazaar that is held in Dublin in may14-19 1894 The word “Araby” is similar to the word “Arab” . In the story, Araby symbolizes the mysteries of the Middle East as perceived by Medieval Europeans. The protagonist’s journey to Araby is like a journey to a far-away foreign land on behalf of his lady at court. Blind-street- Dead end symbolizes life in Dublin. The children run on a street that goes nowhere. Thus, the children’s play goes nowhere. This is how they will grow up in the same street and end up there for the rest of their lives. Mangan’s sister- Symbolizes desire. The protagonist is driven by thoughts of being admired by her. He constantly thinks about her. He sets a goal to win her heart. In the end, he fails to achieve what he desires. In reality, people
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