Pilgrimage to Clarity After a close examination of the short story "Araby" by James Joyce, several instances of religious symbolism seem to be intertwined throughout the story. ... Through the use of symbolism, James Joyce raises many questions concerning his childhood, while also telling the story of a young boy's journey from romance to despair and disillusionment brought about by a young girl's unintentional taunts. ... Joyce often describes many things in the boy's life as being dark. ... As the boy arrives at Araby, he finds that it is deserted. To him, the ideas of wha...
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