The narrator of "Araby" is written with a first-person perspective.
The boy in "Araby" is a singular, first-person narrator. He tells the story from only his perspective, rather than including the perspective of a group.
He's also a limited narrator. A reader is unable to know the thoughts and feelings of others from his perspective. Readers have to rely on the narrator's beliefs and opinions rather than receiving corroborating evidence from outside sources.
Most first-person limited narrators are, to some extent, unreliable. Since they're telling the story as they see it, there's no way for a reader to know whether the narrator's perspective is accurate. This style of narration also limits what the reader can see. Nothing can happen that the narrator does not witness or hear about -- which limits the stories and perspectives of side characters.
For example, the narrator in "Araby" develops a crush on Mangan's sister -- and she's never actually given a name. If the narration was...
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