Hostility Essays

Imagery of Dark Vs Light in James Joyce’s _araby_

The most remarkable imagery in Joyce’s’ “Araby” is the imagery of dark and light. The whole story reads like a chiaroscuro, a play of light and darkness. Joyce uses the darkness to describe the reality which the boy lives in and the light to describe the boy’s imagination – his love for Mangan’s sister. The story starts with the description of the dark surroundings of the boy: his neighborhood and his home. Joyce uses these dark and gloomy references to…

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