Date

1970

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Arts

Department

English

First Adviser

Frakes, James R.

Abstract

"The Dead" is the concluding story of James Joyce's first major piece of writing, a collection of short stories called Dubliners, published in 1914. In Dubliners, Joyce explores the sterility of life in a modern city, Dublin, through the lives of its citizens. In "The Dead", Joyce brings together all the themes of sterility and escape into one story, and moves forward into a deeper and more penetrating examination of the causes of sterility.

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