James Joyce Allusions In Araby

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Araby's Allusions When reading Araby, by James Joyce, you can’t help to think of the many different ways ideas are reinforced. James Joyce reinforces his strong sense of the Catholic religion and love of his beloved home land, Ireland, with the use of allusions throughout the story of Araby. When reading this short story the reader can understand this association in many ways. In the beginning the narrator references how quite the streets are before the Christian brothers school lets out, (Joyce 431), indicating the narrator lives in a community with strong ties to the Catholic Church. The Christian Brothers school is directly associated to the church. The Catholic Church is also representational to the Ireland people who resist English rule.

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