What is the central conflict in "Araby"?
The central conflict in "Araby" concerns the struggle between the narrator's imagination and the bleak reality of his interaction with Mangan's sister. In the story, the narrator is infatuated with Mangan's sister and daydreams about winning her heart. The narrator imagines that he is embarking on a quest and views Araby as an exotic land with precious treasures. Tragically, the narrator's expectations are shattered, and he loses his childhood innocence after recognizing the reality of his situation.
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