Irony in Araby
James Joyce uses irony to highlight the naïveté of the young narrator. For example, when he finally leaves the house to go to the Araby bazaar, he has one florin in his pocket. However, by the time he has paid for his train ticket and entrance fee, he doesn’t have enough to buy a gift, even if he had found one.
Irony Examples in Araby:
"I allowed the two pennies to fall against the sixpence in my pocket..." See in text (Araby)
"which I myself did not understand..." See in text (Araby)