In the short story ''Araby,'' why do the young boy and Mangan's sister not have names?

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Araby is written in the first person narrative of a young boy. As the story is progresses, he narrates the events in his life, his observations, and his feelings. By speaking the first person narrative they are made more relatable. Mangan's sister is the point of infatuation for the unnamed narrator. The sisters' unnamed presence could serve to fulfill the emotions of the main narrator. It is the moment when we see an image of a person who catches our eyes and we have yet to figure out who they are. The unnamed characters also allude to the fact that love in the novel remains absent. Therefore the characters remain anonymous. For example, the girl of interest could be any girl next door. These are universal human experiences. The narrator, by the end of the story imagines himself as a creature 'derided by vanity' as he is unable to get the gift he had promised to get the sister. The author, Joyce, has suggested that the novel highlights the everyday frustrations in desire, love, and...

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