Friday, September 25, 2009

"Araby." James Joyce.

One-minute review: Boy with a crush on the sister of his friend. When she finally speaks to him, he is resolved to do as she wishes—go to the bazaar at Araby and buy her something. But fate works against him. His uncle forgets and comes home late. By the time he reaches the bazaar it is almost shut down. He lingers around one stall that is still open—with vases—but he hasn’t the money to buy one. Feels as if he is a play thing in the hands of fate and he is frustrated and angry.

Comment; Slice of life. Mood? We’ve all experienced these moods. We want to control our fate and destiny, to make reality conform to what we want. We sense we are in the control of others, no matter what we do. RayS.

Literature: An Introduction to Reading and Writing. Eds. Edgar V. Roberts and Henry E. Jacobs. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1989.

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