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COMMENTARY 2013-14 Cristina Sánchez Silva TOPIC OF ARABY Araby (attributed something exotic, oriental) is a short story from Dubliners by James Joyce. This story was published in 1994 with his collection of Dubliners. The writer of this text, James Joyce is known that an influential writer. His works were full of allusions about his life and the situation of Dublin in those years. So, his works is opened to a lot of meanings. In fact, all his productions
  COMMENTARY 2013-14 Cristina Sánchez Silva TOPC O! 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Ever$thin* that ($ce tries t( trans)it the s(#riet$ in hich thecharacter is inv(lve', the (#stacles he has an' ever$thin* that haens t(hi) 6e <&st has a ha$ li.e, ever$thin* is al)(st stran*e .(r hi) an' hen itsee)s that he (&l' .in' (n her, that ill&si(n .inall$, it )a5es that he c()es#ac5 t( startin* (int6e i'ealizes the r(le (. $(&n* *irl= )a5in* e)hasizes h( he sees herAlth(&*h s()eti)es he sea5s is in se+&al %sens&al an' er(tic a$, hen hesa$s 8 but my body was like a harp and her words and gestures were likefingers running upon the wires”  at the ti)e that he sea5s in a r()antica$ sa$in* “my eyes were often full of tears”  7hen he sea5s .(r .irst ti)eith her an' she sa$s that he can *( t( the #ene.icial )eetin* an' *(in* t(Ara#$ She sa$s t( hi) that she c(&l' n(t *( an' then he sa$s t( her that heill *( there an' #rin* her s()ethin* 7hen he aits t( his &ncle an' thisc()e later he r&shes t( Ara#$ #&t he .eels l&'icr(&s hen he sees that it ascl(sin* , he )a$#e thin5 that is a )aterial a$ t( reach her l(ve an' 'eci'est( c()e #ac5 h()e S(, here ($ce )a5es the sa)e ith 8The /ea'9 (r8Eveline9 st&'ies intrinsicall$ t( the character an' tries t( sh( ever$thin*that the character .eels an' thin5s The .r&strati(n an' the i))at&re (n thecharacter is clearl$ .i+e'As the )a<(rit$ (. ($ce;s st(ries, this <&st haens an$thin*, the l(t (nl$ isan (#<ect t( reach s()ethin* that .inall$, never ill haen S()e res(&rces>  htt>??literar$'evicesnet? , htt>??esi5ie'ia(r*?i5i?a)es@($ce, htt>??)en'elec()?77/?77/ara#$n(tesht)l
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