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A Feminist Study of "The Dead"

Summary: Analyzes the James Joyce story, "The Dead," from a feminist perspective. Summarizes the story. Examines Joyce's use of symbolism.
As the last story of James Joyce's short story collection, The Dubliners, "The Dead" is about a young Dubliner's one day of attending his aunts' party and his emotional changes after the party ends. In the paralyzed city the young man feels the atmosphere of death everywhere. And he often has misunderstandings with people, especially women including his wife. From the main character Gabriel's experience, we can see his personal life is in a strained circumstances. This difficult situation is probably caused by his failure to deal with the relationship with the female characters. Many events happen in the story prove that he can not get a real freedom until he understands the value of woman to improve the mutual relationship.

The female characters are from various social classes and each of them has her own attitudes towards life and love. Lily, the caretaker's daughter is the first...

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