The Dead" is a story saturated in music. In it, the Morkan women - Aunt Julia, Aunt Kate, niece Mary Jane, all music teachers - are giving their annual Yuletide fete, complete with song and dance. Most of the "The Dead" takes place at a Christmas party in Dublin about a century ago. The annual celebrations is right around Christmas time and takes place in a very traditional Irish fashion.
Among the guests is their
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The short story by James Joyce has a powerful impact on the reader, it keeps the reader tied into the storyline until the end, when the reader sees a glimpse of the pain that Gabriel feels.
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