Identify the protagonist and antagonist, and their relationship to the story's main conflict in James Joyce's short story, "Araby."  

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In James Joyce's short story, "Araby," the protagonist (the character around which the story primarily revolves) is the unnamed narrator. The antagonist, in my mind, is also the narrator. An antagonist is the character or force that opposes the protagonist. This is most clearly seen in the major conflict of the story (though there may be more than one conflict). As with other stories where the protagonist has to deal with an internal conflict (man vs. himself), the difficulty that the narrator struggles with the most is in trying to understand himself and his place in the world.

At first, it may seem that the conflict is about the young man and Mangan's older sister. (Mangan is his friend from school.) The narrator is irresistibly drawn to her—becoming totally preoccupied —and so alienates himself from friends and family.

Obviously, the narrator is...

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