“The Garden Party” opens with frantic preparations being made. The cloudless summer day is perfect for the garden party at the home of Sheridan family. Before breakfast ends, four workmen arrive to set up the marquee. Because Meg has just washed her hair and Jose is still in her petticoat, Mrs. Sheridan assigns the task of supervising the men to Laura. Taking a piece of buttered bread with her, Laura goes outside to begin her task.
Short Summary of Araby
Summary: Araby is a great creation of James Joyce which is full of dark and light sides. It is also the awakening of a boy, how different the world is compared to how he would like to see it. It is also the realization of the boy about the difference between the ideal world of his imagination and the base reality of life. In the beginning of this fiction we find that the nameless narrator of the story talks about life on North Richmond Street. The former resident of their apartment was a priest who died and at the time of his departure he kept some books, so the young boy narrator and, who is also the protagonist of this story, sometimes looks at them. He stays with his aunt and uncle. He looked superficially pure and innocent who loves to play with his rustic friends every leisure periods.
Summary: Ulysses, king of Ithaca, had returned to his kingdom after twenty years of the Trojan War. He has wandered different strange and unknown places and seen many countries, lands and woods. At last he has returned to his house with full of experiences. Still speaking to himself he proclaims that he “cannot rest from travel” but feels compelled to live to the fullest and swallow every last drop of life. He has enjoyed all his experiences as a sailor who travels the seas, and he considers himself a symbol for everyone who wanders and roams the earth. Ulysses declares that his travels and encounters have shaped who he is: “I am a part of all that I have met,” he asserts. Ulysses declares that it is boring to stay in one place, and that to remain stationary is to rust rather than to shine;
I swear, I am surprised, what you and did I before we fall in love with each other. Perhaps we were than so little kids that we used to suck our mothers’ breast. Possibly, we were very little children and passed times in rustic pleasures. We slept very deeply like the seven brothers who passed two hundred years in deep sleep. Before we fall in love we were so. However, in comparison to the pleasure of our present love, all the past pleasures were desires. Because if ever I have dream any beautiful women it is only you.
Since we have become aware that we are in each other’s love, welcome to it. Now we have no doubt about each other.