What does Mangan's sister represent to the narrator? "Araby" by James Joyce

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As a Modernist, James Joyce has written stories in which the characters are spiritually and psychologically floundering; "Araby " is such a story.  Its narrative relates the adolescent infatuation of a young man, the narrator, and the object of this infatuation, the sister of his friend, Mangan.  Mangan's sister, whose name is "like a summons to all my foolish blood," the narrator remarks, represents the...

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