A Comparison Of The Life In James Joyce's Araby

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What are the chances that you truly take time to look back on your life and reflect on the things that have happened to you? More importantly, how many times do you look toward your future and observe the society that you live in today? James Joyce who has been known as a very famous writer in 1922. Although writing was very competitive in that era Joyce managed to have not one, but two of his publishing 's amongst the top five list during his time. Joyce is very famous for numerous amounts of his writing, yet a short story entitled Araby hits the top charts. Within Joyce’s writing of Araby he address three key points youth and old age are not much alike, most likely one or more times your expectations will get crushed, and money most of the…show more content…
People of a younger age tend to think differently than their elders, they may have better ideas or worse ideas. For example, within the story all the young boy wants to do is go to the store to pick something up nice for the girl he 's crushing on. Although he really wants to achieve this goal his uncle does not find it as near as important to himself as it is to the young boy. “ On Saturday morning I reminded my uncle that I wished to go to the bazaar in the evening. He was fussing at the hallstand, looking for the hat brush, and answered me curtly: ” Yes boy I know.” (Pg.1239, paragraph 1.) The uncle responds to the boy, but does not think it needs to be done as urgently as the boy…show more content…
Even though most people don’t want to admit to the sad fact money most of the time relates to happiness, Joyce just throws the statement out there. “ I allowed the two pennies to fall against the sixpence in my pocket. I heard a voice call from one end of the gallery that the light was out. The upper part of the hall was now completely dark. Gazing up into the darkness I saw myself as a creature driven and derided by vanity; and my eyes burned with anguish and anger.” (Pg. 1241 paragraphs 3 & 4). He explains how frustrated and sad the boy was because he didn’t have enough money to purchase anything that he wanted to purchase which in turn affected his whole
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