Compare And Contrast Araby And Araby

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Register to read the introduction… While “Araby” uses emotions through many metaphors and ambiguous terms, “Maladies” uses a much more unemotional, straightforward style throughout the story so as to paint a picture for the reader. Take the last paragraph in each story for example; in “Araby” the narrator is “gazing up into the darkness” and sees himself “a creature driven and derided by vanity; and [his] eyes burned with anguish and anger” (16). This exceedingly metaphorical sentence, the reader is forced to substitute their own subjective viewpoint so as to understand that the narrator feels frustrated and humiliated after trying to pursue his love. However, in the last paragraph of “Interpreter of Maladies” Mr. Kapasi notices the piece of paper with his address floating away from Mrs. Das’s bag. “No one but Mr. Kapasi noticed. He watched as it rose, carried higher and higher by the breeze” (39). This leaves the reader to translate the emotions of pain and disappointment from Mr. Kapasi out of the objective writing style. Both texts refer to similar emotions in different ways through the use of metaphors in “Araby” and details in “Maladies.”
“Interpreter of Maladies” and “Araby” are two short stories that showcase two very distinct styles of writing. The two authors, Joyce and Lahiri, use various techniques ranging from the use of metaphors

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