Understanding what motivates a narrator is key to interpreting a work of fiction. Post a message (by 6:00pm on Wednesday Sept. 5) that responds to one or more of the following questions about the narrator in James Joyce's short story "Araby":
- What striking images help you understand the narrator's feelings?
- What reveals the narrator's attitude toward his home?
- What do you know about the physical appearance of the narrator? What do you know about how he thinks?
As a follow-up posting, respond to a classmate's thoughts about the narrator in the story. Do you agree or disagree with their interpretations? Why?