Araby Theme

What is the theme of "Araby" and how can it be supported?

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Another theme revolves around religion and faith.  The narrator has grown up Catholic, and has been sternly instructed in the dogma of this religion.  He associates his life with the images and stories he has learned from church.  He is a religious hero who is honoring Mangan's sister as an earthly "Virgin Mary."  His love for her is pure, and he assumes that she is likewise pure, as his religion has taught him.  He has not learned yet that life is not as clear cut as the lessons he is taught in catechisms.  When he sees the hypocrisy of the...

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