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Character, Structure and Style in Araby According to Hazel Edwards, “A good story writer needs to be a craftsman, for the construction is tighter than that required for most novels. Usually a short story concentrates on a few characters- rarely more than three major ones. The story revolves around a single, dramatic incident which typifies the characters’ reactions. Length varies from 1,000 to about 5,000 words.” With these characteristics in mind, then we are going to examine James Joyce’s short story Araby in terms of depiction of character, the story structure and the style. Araby was one of the short stories from James Joyce’s short story collection called Dubliners first published in 1907.
The Relationship of Shifting Narration to the Theme of Paralysis in James Joyce's "The Dead" James Joyce said that the Dubliners series was about paralysis…the paralysis that plagued Ireland and its people that had the inability to live life fully. In her article, "Pattern of Paralysis in Joyce's Dubliners: A Study of Framework," Florence L. Walzl relates an incident that illustrates Joyce’s motivations to write the series. Impatient at the restrictions of life in Dublin, he concluded that Ireland was sick, and diagnosed its psychological malady as hemiplegia, a partial, unilateral paralysis. He told his brother, "What's the matter with you is that you are afraid to live. You and people like you.
Despite the many obstacles Joyce endured, his works were published and proposed a different design to literary art. “Dubliners” in particular, introduced a style of writing that broke off from the conventional structures, at the time, of English literature. Joyce wrote the novella as a collection of stories from childhood to maturity. The final story of the novella is entitled, “The Dead” and takes place in only a few hours. Joyce wrote “The Dead” in the exact model of what would be considered literary impressionism.
It was described to have a “depression soul” (“The Fall of the House of Usher” 112). Like the house depressing feature, Roderick himself is depressed and his sister is deteriorating like the house. The house is lifeless just like those who inhabits it. With both short stories, symbolism was well incorporated, the symbols Poe used gave a great imagery of what it was supposed to