Araby Light vision and beauty

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‘Light, vision and beauty’ by NWOSDM The setting in "Araby" reinforces the theme and the characters by using imagery of light, darkness and beauty. The experiences of the boy in James Joyce's "Araby" illustrate how people often expect more than ordinary reality can provide thus causing disillusionment as well as disappointment. The author uses dark and obscure references to make the boy's reality of living in the gloomy town of Araby more vivid. He uses …

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…the boy as a mold of his setting through brilliant changes of a vision of light, darkness and beauty. The place in which he resides is going nowhere, and by the end of the story the reader understands that neither is the child. The experience simply shows that the character’s setting truly shapes him. As an object of his own unfortunate circumstances, the boy is lead to understand and accept his fate! Bibliography Araby