The central theme of the Araby as well as one’s Heifer is very much analogous representing the age. The greatest similarity between the plots of these two stories is about the changeover of a child from a state of early years or childhood to that of adolescence. Both the authors had depicted the eccentric and weird but wonderful feelings attached with teenage years. The story is about the tempting and seductive emotion of ardor of the central character of Joyce’s Araby towards the sister of Mangan, who is a close friend (Esterhammer, 1992).
In case of one’s Heifer, the leading character of the story understands the desire of an exemplary establishment in the soul of him by experiencing the responsibility of his own caused by the impulse created by life which can take him to the point of success at the peak. The sudden occurrence of adolescence which is the reason of his lost vigor is the key development factor of success and it is the main theme of Sinclair Ross’s One’s Heifer.
The inconsistency of negation between the real world of the main characters and their imaginary worlds was described in a quite irritant manner. It is one of the main similarities of the two fictions and it is more of a similarity that is based on contradiction. The themes of the stories focus on the dream fantasy of the protagonists in the gratification of their souls, because they live in such a world where the ideas, imaginations, dreams, principles just get shattered. The trouble of the author is reflected from the lines of Araby, which is “Our shouts echoed in the silent street (Stone, 1965). The career of our play brought us through the dark muddy lanes behind the houses where we ran the gantlet of the rough tribes from the cottages, to the back doors of the dark dripping gardens where odors arose from the ash pits”.