What Does The Little Boy Gain And Lose?

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In James Joyce’s Araby the story is based around a little boy who finds his first crush or perhaps love. Either word works for the feelings that this little boy starts to have towards a young beautiful girl. The little boy wants to go to the araby to get the girl something to show the way he feels about her. Though some things go on through the story that may change the little boys mind about his new found crush/love. In the story the little boy loses and gains multiple things through the story. In the story the little boy gains his first crush/love, but, the boy loses the will for that love, and his childhood in the process.
In the beginning of Araby by James Joyce a little boy gains the ...view middle of the document...

The boy arrives at the bazaar but only unhappiness lies ahead. The little boy reaches a store that sells flowered tea pots and vases. This is when the little boy sees a young women talking to two English boys. This is the point in the story that the little boy loses the will to try anymore to impress or make the young girl like him. He realizes that he probably isn’t the only boy trying to get the young girls attention. He just loses the will to make her, his and him hers.
The next thing that the little boy in Araby by James Joyce loses is his childhood altogether he won’t have a normal childhood after this event. The only reason this is a loss because every man knows once a boy has found love in a girl their childhood is over. The reason for this is because they have taken one of the many steps to manhood and is on the fast track once they have had their first crush/love, and then to top it off the boy has lost the will in the love. Like stated here “Gazing up into the darkness I saw myself as a creature...

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