From the following topic develop a focused thesis. Develop your thesis methodically and logically and support it with close analysis and specific references from the text and from at least two secondary (critical) peer-reviewed sources. All papers must conform MLA citation format.
Paying careful attention to language and imagery, analyze the way in which James Joyce’s story “Araby” evokes its mood of bleakness and despair. What words, symbols, and motifs contribute to this atmosphere? Is the narrators despair at the end of Araby confined to his frustration with the bazaar itself or does it extend to larger issues?