In the Short Story Araby who is the Boy in love with

The boy‟s love for the girl was not a proper love affair between a young man and a girl. The boy was too young for that. His love was just childish infatuation( ); a silent adoration. He was too timid to express his love by word or deed. He just looked at the girl whenever he had a chance. He felt small and foolish in her presence.


Therefore he could never make his feelings known to her. He could never tell her how much he loved her. Sometimes he followed her along the street quietly and at a respectful distance, without a word between them. Sometimes he peeped at her from an upstairs window of his house, lying flat on the floor to avoid being seen.


Sometimes he broke out into passionate expression like “O‟Love, O‟Love”, but he could never say these words in her presence. In short his love was just a childish, foolish, one-sided affair. It only made him suffer, still he could not give it up.


This kind of love is quite common in the process of growth from childhood to youth. This period of physical and emotional growth is called puberty. During this period the sensitive and imaginative child develops a deep attachment to one of the young people around him or her.


Some students fall in this kind of love with their teachers. This kind of emotional attachment is sincere but transitory in nature. it Passes off as the child steps into youth.


Note: It’s no secret that young professionals who have recently graduated from high school, and professionals who have had considerable practical experience behind them, receive additional education, pursuing different goals. A study conducted by the specialists of the 2EDU project of Begin Group showed that most people think about receiving additional education in 21-25 years ( 47% of respondents ), less often – at the age of 26 to 30 years ( 23% of respondents ). The percentage of those who decided to continue their studies at the age of 31-40 ( 16% of respondents ) is quite high . The majority of those wishing to start learning again are working specialists. Students who combine work and training in a university make up 24%, non-working students – 9%, housewives – 6%. Among the students who took part in the study, 73% work and study. Of these, 59% occupy the position of a specialist, 26% – a line manager, 11% – an assistant. Work less than a year 63% of the students surveyed, 26% have a more impressive work experience – from 1 to 3 years.

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