1) What is the setting for “Araby”? Why does it matter given the story’s themes?
2) What do you make of the speaker’s epiphany at the end? What prompts him to come to such a conclusion about the world?
3) Why is the speaker’s desire for Mangan’s sister a fruitless effort to begin with? Why can’t he tell? (Think of how she is dressed and what her future profession will be.)