Essay on Araby-Postcolonial Interpretation

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ARABY-POSTCOLONIAL INTERPRETATION In the short story of Araby, James Joyce attemps to expose many ideas and themes that places the setting of Araby in a postcolonial era. The narator describes the setting of "NORTH RICHMOND STREET AS A BLIND, QUIET STREET, HAVING HOUSES WITH INPERTURBABLE FACES," This dull and dark description of the enviroment goes on throughout the story connecting this sombre setting Dublin with the mondane activities of the people. eg. (people doing their jobs, going to churches on holidays). This reflected no signs of change for this vicious circle even after the end of the colonial era. When a colonizer imposes its belief system on the colonized, they destroy the colonized current system and the colonized …show more content…
Joyce carefully narated the story with much emphasis on time but steers carefully not to blame the colonizers for the dull inactive life of their native lands, but to observe how the colonizers reacts to the systamatic imposition after colonization.

ARABY. The story of a young boy whoes adoration for a young lady brought him to a point of total confusion when he mistook his obsession for love. The story was set in an era possibly in the colonial times which preserved the way of life and an old fashioned code of conduct. this young boy grew up in these dark gloomy street with the neighborhood boys who he called his friends. One particular friend name Magan had a sister and it was with Magan's sister that he fell in love. His adoration for the young lady brought him to close obsession where he noticed every single thing about this young lady. He made reference to how ("her dress swung as she moved her body and the soft rope of her hair tossed from side to side.") Here the obsession which he mistook for love shone prominently on his behavior from then on. The wawhe described her hair as soft rope shows the intricate way in which the boy views Magan's sister. He conceals his passion and his