Effects Of Love Obsession

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Obsession has many forms and different effects on people young and old. A love obsession is one of the most common. The story of “Araby” is a very good example of a love obsession, the story follows a young boy in Dublin, Ireland, in the 1914, who had an innocent love obsession with a young girl.
The ever changing hormones in a young person coming of age of maturity has many effects on their body. As their hormones change and they start to realize things they never noticed before, in this case the young boy noticing his friends sister for the first time, “I stood by the railing looking at her. Her dress swung as she moved her body, and the soft rope of her hair tossed from side to side” (joyce). The young boy is starting to see his friend, sister in a new light. At this point it is an innocent obsession of first love, not yet filling the full intensity that lies ahead.
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For the boy he would go through great strides to get the young girl to notice him, “when she came out on the door step my heart leaped. I ran to the hall, sized my books and followed her. I kept her brown figure always in my eye and, when we came near the point at which our way diverged, I quickened my pace and passed her”. (joyce) Exhausting all ideas just to be noticed as a young boy really can bring a person down if he is unable to succeed, yet being noticed can create an even bigger obsession.
Obsession is not a bad thing by any means, as long as it does not reach the point it begins to become unhealthy for the obsessed, the story of “araby” is of an innocent obsession, some would even call it first love which is a natural thing for boys coming of age in the past and nowadays. Coming of age in the time he did was a lot to pressure not only to her but to himself and his family. This story shows that for many years boys and men will go to great lengths to win the girl of their

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