The Reader's "Araby" - Comments (p. 30)

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The mere mention of Mangan's sister's name causes rise to the hope and wishes that come with any boy who believes that he has fallen in love. Her name brings him out of his drudgery and into a world of wishufl thinking. Hence the 'foolish blood,' that follows.
V.F, Syosset, NY --


The dark and muddy imagery emphasizes the pre-oedipal stage the boys are in.
eng 304 Long Island University --


Mangan's sister brings out the wishful thinking that comes along with a young boy that believes he is in love. However he will later learn how foolish these hopes and dreams are. He needs Mangan to bring him out of this drudgery.
Vikki from Syosset, NY --