JOHN UPDIKE'S A & P AND JAMES JOYCE'S ARABY
John Updike's A & P and James Joyce's Araby
share many of the same literary traits. The
primary focus of the two stories revolves around a
young man who is compelled to decipher the
different between cruel reality and the fantasies
of romance that play in his head. That the man
does, indeed, discover the difference is what sets
him off into emotional collapse. One of the main
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