Use Of Light In Araby

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Araby by James Joyce, is a short story with compels the reader to analyze the protagonists own relationship with light and dark figural structures. Whether this be the literal absence light used to convey emotions or the religious imagery that is scattered throughout the story, light and dark elements are a consistent component of the overarching theme.
The literal use of light is showcased in both the beginning and end of the narrative. To start the protagonist remanences as describes his first love through the use of light based imagery. “She was waiting for us, her figure defined by the light from the half-opened door” which showcases that the protagonist of the story views his love as a beacon of light. This aurora or halo alludes to the

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