He was the eldest of ten surviving siblings; two died of typhoid. Around this time Joyce was attacked by a dog, leading to his lifelong cynophobia.
The narrator attends a Catholic school as does essentially every other school age child in Irelandand is surrounded more generally by the Catholic Irish world.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, he thinks about and sees the world in religious terms and imagery. The narrator experiences his crush in religious terms, stating his love for her to himself as a kind of prayer, and at the same time his love for her seems to offer an escape from an Irish world that feels drab and oppressive to the narrator.
It is also worth noting that the narrator of the story is actually a grown man, reflecting back on his childhood. For all intensive purposes the narrator and the protagonist are both the same character, although the reader never really knows how the protagonist is feeling at the time when the story takes place, only how the adult-version of the protagonist remembers thinking or feeling.
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In some ways, the story is all about her, but we only get a couple of descriptions of her in the story, and only one chance to hear her talk.
As a presence in the narrator's mind, she's the most major figure there could be; but in "Araby," she a minor character. In his brief but complex story James Joyce concentrates on character rather than on plot to reveal the ironies within self-deception.
On its simplest level, " Araby " is a story about a boy's first love.
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