Blind streets and seeing houses: Araby's dim glass revisited

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Author: Margot Norris
Date: Summer 1995
From: Studies in Short Fiction(Vol. 32, Issue 3)
Publisher: Studies in Short Fiction
Document Type: Article
Length: 5,053 words

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James Joyce's "Araby" uses poetic language to both illustrate and compensate for the emptiness and longing in the young boy's life. In addition to the language, the boy and the houses in his neighborhood reflect a desire for an ideal world and a fascination with people in the community. The homes offer an opportunity for the boy to observe their inner activity and with their partially open blinds or windows seem to encourage his voyeurism.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A19517921