Death of the Irish culture; James Joyce "The Dead"
Many may be astonished when someone speaks of a short story entitled The Dead. But, as most people know an author isn't going to call a piece of his work something for no reason. James Joyce titled The Dead as such to help get the meaning of the story across better, that the characters are dead; they show no real emotion, they say nothing of substance and pretend certain things happen , did not. By this being part of the culture, Joyce is saying that the Irish culture is dead.
The hostesses of the annual dance, which is the setting of the story, Kate, Julia, and Mary Jane Morkan anxiously,…
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