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Which type of irony is represented by the boy’s disillusionment at the bazaar?
Ironic contrast between romance and reality
Which statement best summarizes the story?
Dreams often end in disillusionment.
For the boy in the story, his epiphany brings him —
the knowledge that his desires have been vain and foolish
In this story the word Araby refers primarily to a —
fair or bazaar
The story is narrated by —
the main character later in his life
What does the boy in “Araby” feel when he hears his uncle talking to himself?
Which detail in this passage from “Araby” is the strongest indicator of the boy’s inner feelings?
I found myself in a big hall girdled at half its height by a gallery.
Nearly all the stalls were closed and the greater part of the hall was in darkness.
the hall’s darkness
The boy’s experience at the stall of the young lady adds to the story because the incident —
characterizes the bazaar as drab, seedy, and ordinary
In literature, the term epiphany refers to __________.
a moment of sudden insight
After the narrator speaks to Mangan’s sister about the bazaar, he tells her that if he goes to Araby, he will bring a gift for her. How does the narrator’s behavior at home and in school show how this decision has affected him? Cite one or two examples from “Araby” to support your response.
Sample answer: The narrator is distracted by his promise to the girl. He cannot concentrate on his schoolwork and is restless at home.
The story takes place —
in Dublin, Ireland about a hundred years ago
At the end of “Araby,” the boy experiences anger and sadness because his epiphany reveals that
he will never be able to satisfy his desires