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How would the story be different if Joyce had not used the participant narrator in writing "Araby"?

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"Araby " is a poignant initiation story told from the first-person point of view by the boy who experiences the events. It is an example of what might be called an interior plot--the heart of the story lies in the boy's thoughts and emotions rather than in the series of external events. For example, the external events are very simple: He watches Mangan's sister, he...

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