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Araby Plot Chart
Transcript of Araby Plot Chart
The setting is in winter by the end of North Richmond Street and that community in Dublin, Ireland. The main character is the narrator, the boy who is smitten by a girl he saw. The boy lives with his uncle and aunt, as tenant in a house where a priest died. "North Richmond Street, being blind, was a quiet street except at the hour when the Christian Brothers' School set the boys free. An uninhabited house of two storeys stood at the blind end, detached from its neighbours in a square ground. "
The boy is at his house and he imagines a conversation with Magan's sister, the girl he has a crush on. He acts as if she is there with him. He asks his uncle to take him to the Araby bazaar. He wants to buy a gift for the girl because she dropped a hint. " I did not know whether I would ever speak to her or not or, if I spoke to her, how I could tell her of my confused adoration. But my body was like a harp and her words and gestures were like fingers running upon the wires."
The boy is at the bazaar in South Dublin where he is at the shop. He tries to buy something for the girl but the women in the shop won't give him an help and won't pay attention to him. He realizes that he must of imagined everything and the girl probably did not even like him. "Observing me, the young lady came over and asked me did I wish to buy anything. The tone of her voice was not encouraging; she seemed to have spoken to me out of a sense of duty. I looked humbly at the great jars that stood like eastern guards at either side of the dark entrance to the stall and murmured."
The boy leaves the bazaar in South Dublin after not buying anything for the girl. "I lingered before her stall, though I knew my stay was useless, to make my interest in her wares seem the more real. Then I turned away slowly and walked down the middle of the bazaar. "
The boy is mad and feels defeated because he was not able to buy the girl a gift. He then decides not to do anything about his love and gave up on it. "Gazing up into the darkness I saw myself as a creature driven and derided by vanity; and my eyes burned with anguish and anger."