How is the modernist theme of fragmentation incorporated in James Joyce's Araby?How is fragmentation represented in this modernist text, and what key figures at the time influenced this theme. Also...

How is the modernist theme of fragmentation incorporated in James Joyce's Araby?

How is fragmentation represented in this modernist text, and what key figures at the time influenced this theme. Also please include techniques and modernist literary features.

 

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One technique Joyce uses is to not name the narrator.  Not telling us the main character's name increases his isolation and fragmentation.  We feel closer to a narrator even just by knowing his name.  By creating this distance, Joyce makes a commentary on the isolation of the young boy from society.

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