Dubliners - Study Guide "Araby" Summary & Analysis

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A young boy develops a crush on a neighborhood girl, Miss Mangan. He thinks about her night and day and watches her secretly out of his window. One day he finally speaks to her. She expresses her wish to go to the Araby, a one-time shopping bazaar happening the following Saturday. She is not able to go. The boy says he will go and bring something back for her.

The boy gets permission from his uncle to go. On Saturday, the boy waits all day for his uncle to come home and give him the money for the Araby. Finally, the uncle comes home late in the evening, having completely forgotten his promise to the boy. It is ten o'clock at night by the time the boy finally reaches the Araby, after having ridden an almost empty train to get there. The Araby is almost...

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