The Reader's "Araby" -- Commentary (p. 29)

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This is the name of the street.
Wendy U.S.A. --

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Roger Blumberg, Mendele Enterprises --


Religion is important to the story.
Wendy USA --

1. Professing belief in Jesus as Christ or following the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus. 2. Relating to or derived from Jesus or Jesus's teachings. 3. Manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus; Christlike. 4. Relating to or characteristic of Christianity or its adherents. 5. Showing a loving concern for others; humane
Chris O'Neill - Dublin Ireland --


in this story, the pump is symbolic of the main character's inflated ego.
C. F. Pennsylvania --

A device for inflating the tyres of bicycles.
Stephen Hewett - London UK --


Priests aren't supposed to give to institutions. This is symbolic.
Shainna Tranchida, Rockland County, New York --


Here, Joyce displays his skill with vocabulary by using the word 'blind' instead of cul-de-sac. However in doing so, he not only tells us about the physical attributes of the street but also about the emotional state of its residents; inward looking and aware only of their own existence. The street is 'quiet' in more ways than one.
R. Forrester - Belfast --


Irony that is subtle and biting. Joyce insinuates that the priest enjoyed his worldly possessions while alive and only gave to charity and others after his death. The priest wasn't so charitable while alive.
R. Forrester - Belfast --


initiates series of images portraying, variously, a corrupt church, broad religious images, a religious pilgrimage, et al. In this case Joyce alludes to Eden with images of the tree of knowledge, but here the tree is part of a straggly, rusted, deflated scene--a contrast with the spirited play of the young boys.
Bill Tredway New Jersey, USA --


Catholic priests are the door way to hell
Regis Spradlin Columbia, SC --


They are set free from the confines of religion
Janice Binkley in Maryland --