Date of publication: 2017-08-25 13:11
Remember that setting is usually a part of atmosphere and that atmo-sphere consists of the prevailing tone of the work and its resultant meaningor effect. Some works will not warrant an essay devoted to setting and at-mosphere others, like Joyce's Araby, will be so profoundly dependentupon a particular setting that to ignore its importance will be to miss muchof the meaning of the work.
The displacement of the signifier determines the subjects in their acts, in their destiny, in their refusals, in their blindness, in their end and in their fate.
From now on, till the end of the story the narrator is using words with negative connotation which make the reader ready for the intensity and harshness of the situation that's going to come up.
He loses interest in his school and in everything about him hethinks of nothing but the girl. He can see her dark house, herbrown-clad figure touched by lamp-light. He feels that he has foundone image of holiness in his world of lost spirituality. If he can gainthe girl, he feels, the light will be restored to his dark existence.
The following is a theme essay I wrote for the short story 8775 Araby 8776 by James Joyce. 8775 Araby 8776 was released in a collection of short stories by Joyce called 8775 Dubliners 8776 , which focuses on the early years of 75th century Dublin, Ireland. I encourage all to read this story and others by Joyce. Here is my textual analysis:
SOURCE: “The Question and the Quest: the Story of Mangan's Sister,” in Reading Dubliners Again: A Lacanian Perspective, Syracuse University Press, 6998, pp. 78–99.
Over half the story is concerned with the delays and frustrationsin his plans for his quest, and with his final journey to the en-chanted place, where the talisman will be procured. Significantly, he must go to Araby alone. The train is deserted when throngs of buy-ers try to press their way onto the train the porters move them back,saying this is a special train for the bazaar. All who go on a questfor the high and the holy must go alone.
As a crude boy who just has the illusion of love, he is looking for a moment to prove or show his love to the girl, so when he has this opportunity to do such a thing, willingly he is ready to do whatever his imaginary love wants. After speaking with the girl we can find the matter that he decided to go to Araby and buy her a gift. It could be assumed as a step toward physical maturity because he is accepting responsibility to fulfill a woman's desire.