"Araby" by James Joyce.
The Initiation of a Young Boy by the Realization of His Own Narcissism
As humans grow they pass through various stages of development, often some stages are never reached, when a new stage is successfully reached the person has under gone some sort of initiation. James Joyce's short story "Araby" is in simple terms about initiation, it is a story is about a young boy's adventure that allows him to progress from one stage to the next with the realization of his narcissistic behavior.
At first the boy is innocent, unaware of himself and the world around him. The first few paragraphs reflect…
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