In “Araby” by James Joyce, an unnamed boy narrator describes the neighbourhood he lives in and his street, somewhere in Dublin. He presents the house he lives in which had as a tenant a priest who had died and left an old bike and some papers there. Then, he continues to describe the winter games he and his friends usually play, running and hiding behind streets and houses. The boy and his friends also hide from his uncle or from the sister of one of his friends, Mangan, who occasionally calls her brother for tea time.

The boy is attracted to Mangan’s sister and depicts her as she sits in front of the door, her hair blowing in the wind. The narrator follows her every morning before school, but they never speak. While aware that he is attracted to the girl and he always thinks about her, the boy cannot imagine they would ever speak to each ...

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