The tedious way of life in the streets of Richmond was depicted by the author in the story of Araby. The descriptive line of narrator portrays the center of attention towards the elder sister of Mangan, who is a friend of him. The romantic plot of Araby with passionate touch is the foundation of the story. The characterization of romantic appearance is expressed to the highest degree by portraying the elder sister of Mangan with the lines- “Her name was like a summons to all my foolish blood. Her image accompanied me even in places the most hostile to romance”. The arrival of the uncle of the boy twists the story when the boy head for the girl with a plan of a dazzling gift. When the boy reaches to the market, all the shops get closed and the narrator can’t find a perfect gift. The excitement of the boy vanishes and disappointment emerges (Doctor, 2000).
In contrast, the plot of One’s Heifer revolves around a boy’s life whose calves are lost at some stage in a heavy thunderstorm. However, the boy is exceptionally unwavering and rides a horse to show his grandmother that he can also do the things which the grown up can do and the scene is well illustrated n the lines- “I didn’t wave back, but conscious of her uneasiness rode erect, as jaunty as the sheep-skin” (Esterhammer, 1992). Vickers is a farmer who has a farm and the narrator apparently spotted that the two calves entering into the farm. Then, the author describes the aggressive attitude of Vickers towards the boy and succeeds to grab the attentions of the readers towards the stall of Vicker, where the narrator thought of something hidden. At last, all the efforts of the narrator go in vain and he return to his home and what he sees is unexpected, the two calves are there at his home (Doctor, 2000).