His dull life i conveyed by the use of literary devices like imagery, motif, and symbolism. In reality she is asleep and as she sleeps Gabriel thinks about his marriage. He feels as if neither of them are satisfied; she has lost her beauty and. Both portray characters who experience similar emotions and who, at the ends of the stories, confront similarly harsh realities of self-discovery. In each of these stories, Joyce builds up to the moment of epiphany through a careful structure of events and emotions that leads both protagonists to a redefining moment of self-discovery.
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. In " Araby " by James Joyce , the narrator uses vivid imagery in order to express feelings and situations. The story evolves around a boy's adoration of a girl he refers to as "Mangan's sister" and his promise to her that he shall buy her a present if he goes to the Araby bazaar. Joyce uses visual images of darkness and light as well as the exotic in order to suggest how the boy narrator attempts to achieve the inaccessible. Accordingly, Joyce is expressing the theme of the boys exaggerated desire through the images which are exotic.
The narrator in the story is the main character and he demonstrates this theme when he falls in love with the girl in his neighborhood. In the beginning the young boy is too shy to express his feeling towards her. Later in the story he tells her of a present that he is going to bring her from the bazzar. From the beginning of the story we can notice the affection that this young boy has for the girl.
The story expresses its theme through the setting, the characterization of the boy and his point of view as the narrator. Darkness is used throughout the story as the prevailing theme. James Joyce's story begins at dusk and continues through the evening during the winter, in Araby Ireland. He chooses this gloomy setting to be the home of a young boy who is infatuated with his neighbors sister.