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Essay heading: 1981 AP English Essay on Araby
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That is basically what he is doing by going to Araby for the girl. These are the biblical allusions which can be found in James Joyce's Araby.
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Joyce references the book of Genesis, in Araby. He describes "The wild garden behind the house contained a central apple-tree." This is a clear reference to the Garden of Eden, which is a parallel to a well known fall from grace, as the boy will soon experience. There is also an allusion to the story of Adam and Eve...
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