This study guide will help you analyse the text “Araby” by James Joyce. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on the summary, structure, characters, setting, narrator and point of view, language, themes and message.
Presentation of the text
Author: James Joyce
Published in: Dubliners (short stories collection)
Date of Publication: 1914
Genre: Short Story
James Joyce (1882-1941) was a Modernist writer from Ireland. His works fall into various literary genres from short stories and novels to plays and essays. He is mostly known for his innovative style of writing, introducing new narrative techniques such as stream of consciousness (following a character’s thought flow). Some of his most appreciated literary works are the novel Ulysses and the short story collection Dubliners - of which “Araby” is a part.
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