At home essay #2
In the novel The Dead, Gabriel Conroy, who is the nephew of Julia and Kate Morkan, is the main character of the story. One night he and his wife attended a party, which was given by his two aunts, and there were many other members in the party. The story revolves around their life and memories.Gabriel Conroy felt a blur between his soul and the dead. Some people died, but they are still alive because they have true love. Some people are alive, but they are still dead because they never love.I like the story for three reasons.
First, the of content Gabriel's speech at the party impressed me a lot. James Joyce, who is a genius writer, is like all other Irish writers, he loveshis …show more content…
Third, the snowingsceneat the end of the storyimpresses me. Theend is a kind of sadness althoughitlookssocalm.In the floatingsnowofwinter, he stands at the window, andhe foundthat he had neverloved. Tearscome out ofhis eyes.“He felt that he was alone”. (Joyce, 178)He never hadthat feeling, but he knewit must belove.I don't know if we should feel sorry about the poor Michael orGabriel. It is too late or not for themiddle agepeople who like Gabrile todiscovertheir feelingsthat are treated, andthey live like zombies.
“It was falling on every part of the dark central plain, on the treeless hills, falling softly upon the Bog of Allen and, farther westward, softly falling into the dark mutinous Shannon waves. It was