Joyce's description of North Richmond Street evokes images of a vacuous, joyless, and stagnant environment. By contrasting the innocent nature of the narrator with the corrupt nature of his world, Joyce suggests that the innocent narrator is oppressed by the outside world.
Looking back,the narrator can see that his uncle had been concerned with his daily,worldly tasks, his aunt with maintaining a "decent" observance of"this day of our Lord," although she does not want him to be disap-pointed in his wish to go to the bazaar.
The presence of archetype in a work givesthat work added importance and an essay defining the archetype, its effectand resultant added meaning will be of value to readers who may have re-sponded but have not discerned why.
However, as the narrator begins his quest, Joyce catalyzes his loss of innocence, first physically and then spiritually, ultimately thrusting him into a state of unjust chaos — also known as the real world — where materialism and pessimism reign supreme.
In the first couple of paragraphs the narrator begins the story by describing the street in which his house is located, North Dublin Street.
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.
Scholes, and A. Representing himself in this first person view, the main character takes us on a journey that suggests the verge of adolescence. Be-cause of her the boy feels a surge of hope that now in her love he willfind light. The story evolves around a boy's adoration of a girl he refers to as "Mangan's sister" and his promise to her that he shall buy her a present if he goes to the Araby bazaar.
Both Mary Shelley and James Joyce urges the readers to ponder upon the then existing social status of women.
Both efforts go completely unnoticed by both girls and both young men are left alone dealing the aftermath of their failed nobility, which changes the way they view themselves. This boy thinks he is in love with a young girl, but all of his thoughts, ideas, and actions show that he is merely obsessed.
To create a genuine sense of mood, and reality, Joyce uses many techniques such as first person narration, style of prose, imagery, and most of all setting.