Theme Of Reality In Araby

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Learn to accept reality “The only thing standing in between me and my bias is reality”. In our life, people always like to live in the shadows and dreams. We live in an imaginary world, which the reality is quite different from it. In the story “Araby” by James Joyce, a pre-teen boy who lived with his aunt and uncle, had a crush on his friend Mangan’s elder sister. The boy is timid and cannot express his feelings of love to the girl. He always followed and looked at the girl secretly. One day, he finally met the girl face to face, and the girl mentioned that she wishes that she could go to Araby but she couldn’t because there would be a retreat that week in her at she’s catholic school. Therefore, the little boy promised the girl that…show more content…
The word Araby “cast an Eastern enchantment” over him. All he thought was went to Araby and bring some presents to the girl. However things did not go very well. When he first asked his uncle about he want to go to the bazaar in the morning, his uncle answered him perfunctorily. “He was fussing at the hallstand, looking for the hat-brush, and answered me curtly: Yes, boy, I know”(215). Uncle’s attitude can show that, at that time he did not pay attention on the boy. Maybe he even did not know what the boy was talking about. The boy waited all day long for his uncle to come home and give him money to go to the bazaar. However his uncle went to home until nine o’clock at night, and when the boy asked him for money his uncle already forgot about it. After the boy finally got the money from his uncle and set out at last, the boy took an empty third-class train across the river to the bazaar, and finally arrives there at 9:50…show more content…
In front of a curtain at one stall two men are counting money. When the boy found a stall that was still open, he went inside and looked over a display of tea sets and porcelain vases. A young woman and two men who have English accents were talking. Maybe because of the narrator is only a child, so when the young woman observed the boy, she only “came over and asked him did he wish to buy anything” and after the boy said no she directly went back to the two men and started to talk again. The boy said no may because of he thought there was nothing in the stall is good enough to give his loved girl as a gift. Moreover, he said no because he did not have enough money to pay for a gift. “I allowed the two pennies to fall against the sixpence in my pocket”(218). After the boy took the train and bought the ticket, he only had two pennies and sixpences left which he cannot buy anything use these
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