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  • Slow Moving Time In A Boy's Life
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    Araby Even under the best of circumstances the transition from childhood into adulthood is a long and dreary journey that all young men must encounter in life. A road that involves many hardships and sacrifices along the way; and when that road is a lonely one, with only oneself to rely upon, the hardship intensifies to become destructive to those involved. This is particularly true in the story "Araby", where James Joyce portrays the trials and tribulations of a young boy's initiation into adul...
  • Boy And His Mother
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    Do You Think the Boy's Mother Made the Proper Choice in Dealing with Her Son? In Richard Wright's "Hunger", a mother is forced with a difficult decision. Should she "baby" her child and prevent him from fighting, or should she encourage him to fight and "stand up like a man"? Unfortunately, the mother's decision is a clear one. The mother tells the boy to stand up for himself and fight back. The story "Hunger" is a story with a very clear message. The message of this story is that a person at an...
  • Parallel Between Huck And Chappie
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    Rule of Bone by Russel Banks The many critics who comment on Rule of the Bone tend to discuss the depiction of Chappie, the protagonist, in relation to the way other authors, both modern and classic, have depicted boys his age. Those who focus on the modern aspect are trying to decide if Chappie represents the usual fifteen year old boy, or if his story is one of an unusual childhood. The other critics see Chappie's story as a parallel to a boy who has had a tough beginning and then proceeds to ...
  • Importance Of Dream In The Story
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    The author of the story "Black boy", Richard Wright, expressed the theme, the importance of dream by making readers relate to the situation in "Black Boy."Black Boy" is about this little boy who writes a story and the story's title causes this uproar because it has the word hell in it". The Voodoo on hell's half acre" is the title of the story. The theme is importance of dream, and this theme relates to the story because the main character had a dream. Stayed with that dream, and he didn't let w...
  • Bad Luck Of The Boys
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    Artificial Restraints in Lord of the Flies "GOLDING PUTS SO MANY ARTIFICIAL RESTRAINTS ON HIS STORY IN ORDER TO EMPHASISE HIS POINT, THAT THE WHOLE THING COMES OUT TOO NEATLY AND, IN FACT, REDUCES THE POWER OF HIS MESSAGE". I think that, while the boys experience immense bad luck due to the author, the story still proves its point. It is still possible though, that the bad luck of the boys could have been experienced in real life. I think that without this bad luck, the point of the story wouldn...
  • Young Boy
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    Araby There seems to be a great deal of controversy surrounding the short story, "Araby" by James Joyce. This isn't controversy dealing with various political issues or controversy involving issues of free speech or anything related to these things. It is of a more simple matter: whether the young boy in this story is capable of having a deep emotional realization at the conclusion of the story. It is obvious to me via the final sentence, (Araby, 398), that he does not make a startling realizati...
  • James Joyce Araby Narrative Technique
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    With reference to 'Araby', discuss the importance of Joyce's narrative technique. Pay particular reference to: Point of view Imagery Everyday Detail Narrative Technique is the way in which an author tells a story in prose or verse, looking at the specific grammatical usages. Araby, by James Joyce was the eleventh story written that later formed the compilation of The Dubliners. Joyce's narrative techniques in this short story are profound, and present in detail the banal daily life in Dublin, an...
  • Outstanding Short Story Writer
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    Research Paper Isaac Bashevis Singer Stephen Eggleston Mrs. Schuss ler English II Eggleston 1 There are many writers in this world, and many of them write short stories. These short stories are to-the-point works of literature that have one thing in common among all of them, themes. Isaac Bashevis Singer was one short story author. In this paper, It will be proven that he was an excellent short story author and that his work is greatly represented in his story "Yentl the Yeshiva Boy". Isaac led ...
  • Faulkner's The Bear And Barn Burning
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    William Faulkner's The Bear and Barn Burning are two different short stories, but are very much alike in several ways. The theme in both gravitates toward the finding one's self theme, where both the main characters must find themselves amidst many different circumstances. Faulkner also portrays the main characters in each story much the same. There is a difference in the tone between the two stories however, proving that he can write two different stories, but put in many similarities. Finding ...
  • Uninhabited House Of The First Paragraph
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    'Araby' Knight The short story 'Araby' by James Joyce could very well be described as a deep poem written in prose. Read casually, it seems all but incomprehensible, nothing more than a series of depressing impressions and memories thrown together in a jumble and somehow meant to depict a childhood infatuation. Like the sweet milk inside a coconut, the pleasure of this story comes only to the reader who is willing to put forth the intense effort necessary to comprehend it. Or like an onion, peel...
  • Bazaar And The Boy
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    'Araby' by James Joyce In 'Araby' James Joyce explores the theme that adulthood is not always what it seems. The narrator in the story is the main character and he demonstrates this theme when he falls in love with the girl in his neighborhood. In the beginning the young boy is too shy to express his feeling towards her. Later in the story he tells her of a present that he is going to bring her from the bazaar. Lastly he realizes that he has failed and now has lost his chance with this girl and ...
  • Boy On A Dead End Street
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    ARABY The short story Araby, by James Joyce, expresses the meaning of the word blind for an understanding of the story. The blindness, which refers to a dead-end street, revolves around a young boy from North Richmond. Loneliness surrounds this individual in every aspect of his life. The most devastating part about the life of this child is that he does not get himself out of this state of loneliness throughout the story. The story begins with the narrator describing the setting of the story. Im...
  • Young Boy's Idealistic Dreams
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    The boy in the story Araby is intensely subject to the city's dark, hopeless conformity, and his tragic yearning toward the ugly reality in the center of the story. On its simplest level, Araby is a story about a boy's first love. On a deeper level, however, it is a story about the world in which he lives. A world adverse to ideals and dreams. This deeper level is introduced and developed in several scenes: the opening description of the boy's street, his house, his relationship to his aunt and ...
  • Culture And Life In Dublin
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    James Joyce's 'Araby' In James Joyce's short story 'Araby,' several different micro-costs are evident. The story demonstrates adolescence, maturity, and public life in Dublin at that time. As the reader, you learn how this city has grown to destroy this young boy's life and hopes, and create the person that he is as a narrator. In 'Araby,' the 'mature narrator and not the naive boy is the story's protagonist. ' (Coulthard) Throughout the story this is easily shown, especially when it refers to '...
  • Good Friend Of Rusty James
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    Rumble Fish is a great book for teens to read. It is a book about younger teens joining gangs. The main character in the book is Rusty-James who is a high school boy that is in a gang and likes to get into fights. Also there is a guy named the Motorcycle Boy who is Rusty's idol. Some minor characters in the book include Steve who is the best friend of Rusty-James, another character is Smokey who is another good friend of Rusty-James, also Biff who wanted to beat up Rusty-James because they are i...
  • Fairy Tale Of Pinocchio
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    Pinocchio was the embodiment of a dream and the essence of childhood. Geppetto, an elderly carpenter, desperately wanted a son, but was unable to have one. So, he built himself a wooden puppet as a substitute for a flesh and blood boy. Lifeless on the shelf, Pinocchio made a poor substitute until a good fairy bestowed breath upon him. However, this life was not entirely real; Pinocchio was still made of wood. Geppetto was thrilled with his good fortune and loved his "boy". Pinocchio however, bei...
  • Stanleys Hole Family
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    Holes Holes by Louis Sachar's is a cool book. Stanley Yel nats is an unusual hero-dogged by bad luck coming from an ancient family curse. He is overweight, and unlikely to stick up for himself when challenged by the class bully; even though he is a really big kid for his age. He was in the wrong place, at the wrong time when a stolen pair of shoes lands on him after being thrown over an over pass. Stanley later realizes they are Clyde Livingston shoes, the famous baseball player. Stanley is unfa...
  • Protagonists Neighborhood And Surroundings In Two Paragraphs
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    Final Paper Question #1 A. In the opening of the story, James Joyce carefully described the protagonists neighborhood and surroundings in two paragraphs. As he used real names like North Richmond Street and Christian brothers School, thus by reading the first paragraph, readers are able to figure out a map of the community in which the protagonist lived. Then he went on to lead us to the late priests drawing room. The detailed description of the room appealed to our senses. Following the footste...
  • Jackie About His Confessions
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    The story? First Confession? is a story about a troubled boy who is tormented by his sister and his grandmother and is forced to go to confession for his first time and he just refuses to go. He plots to kill his grandmother and tries to kill his sister with a butter knife and this is why he is scared to go to confession, because he is scared to be judged. The story is told in first person perspective through the narrator, which is the boy Jackie. The characterization in the story is very descri...
  • Account Of The Boy's Futile Quest
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    "Araby' Lesson in Adolescence In his brief but complex story "Araby,' James Joyce concentrates on character rather than on plot to reveal the ironies within self-deception. On one level "Araby' is a story of initiation, of a boy's quest for the ideal. The quest ends in failure but results in an inner awareness and a first step into manhood. On another level the story consists of a grown man's remembered experience, for a man who looks back to a particular moment of intense meaning and insight te...

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