Allusion in Araby
For a relatively short story, "Araby" is rife with allusions, particularly ones to the Bible. There are explicit references to religion, such as when the bazaar is described as “a church after a service,” but there are more subtle references as well. Notably this can be seen with the inclusion of an apple tree in the garden where the neighborhood children play. This tree serves as an allusion to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, and the loss of innocence when Eve eats the apple.