Thesis On The Dead By James Joyce

I f u r t h e r a g r e e t h a t p e r -m i s s i o n f o r e x t e n s i v e c o p y i n g o f t h i s t h e s i s f o r s c h o l a r l y p u r p o s e s may be g r a n t e d by t h e Head o f my Department o r by h i s r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s .I t i s u n d e r s t o o d t h a t c o p y i n g o r p u b l i -c a t i o n o f t h i s t h e s i s f o r f i n a n c i a l g a i n s h a l l not be a l l o w e d w i t h o u t my w r i t t e n p e r m i s s i o n .Dead in this context implies that they are emotionally dead, but also that they are unable to change.

The title, "The Dead", reveals the difference between how the people appear to be and who they really are.

All the people at the party appear lively, but inside, these people are dead.

Chapters 1 to IV each examines one of these sub-themes.

In Chapter V, "The Dead", which embraces all of these aspects of experience, is treated separately.

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w h i c h a r e s t o r i e s o f a d o l e s c e n c e : T h e C l a y .James Joyce's short story "The Dead" deals with the meaning of life.This title is significant and enhances several aspects of the story.Department o f FJlglish The U n i v e r s i t y o f B r i t i s h Columbia Vancouver 8, Canada Date June k, 1965 A B S T R A C T T h e r e i s e v i d e n c e t h r o u g h o u t t h e s t o r i e s , a n d i n J o y c e ' s l e t t e r s , t o show t h a t D u b l i n e r s s h o u l d be c o n s i d e r e d a s a s i n g l e e n t i t y r a t h e r t h a n a s a s e r i e s o f u n c o n n e c t e d s h o r t s t o r i e s .T h i s t h e s i s e x a m i n e s J o y c e ' s p r e s e n t a t i o n o f D u b l i n ' s m i d d l e c l a s s a s a u n i f y i n g p r i n c i p l e u n d e r l y i n g t h e w h o l e w o r k .THE THEME OF CLASS IN JAMES JOYCE' S DUBLINERS by David Glyndwr Clee B.A., University of B r i t i s h Columbia, 1963 A THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF ARTS in the Department of ENGLISH We accept this thesis as conforming to the required standard THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA May, 1965 In p r e s e n t i n g t h i s t h e s i s i n p a r t i a l f u l f i l m e n t o f t h e r e q u i r e m e n t s f o r an advanced degree a t t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f B r i t i s h C o l u m b i a , I a g r e e t h a t t h e L i b r a r y s h a l l make i t f r e e l y a v a i l a b l e f o r r e f e r e n c e and s t u d y .D u r i n g h i s a t t e m p t s t o p u b l i s h i t he was f o r c e d b y h i s p u b l i s h e r a n d a r e l u c t a n t p r i n t e r t o a l t e r s e v e r a l p a s s a g e s w h i c h t h e y c o n s i d e r e d i m p r o p e r .A l t h o u g h he s a t i s f i e d t h e m i n m i n o r i n s t a n c e s he w o u l d n o t c o m p r o m i s e o n p a s s a g e s he b e l i e v e d e s s e n t i a l t o t h e u n i t y o f h i s w o r k : T h e p o i n t s on w h i c h I h a v e n o t y i e l d e d a r e t h e p o i n t s w h i c h r i v e t t h e b o o k t o g e t h e r .First of all, it reveals that the characters are unable to be emotional. Second of all, it contributes to the main subject of the story, Gabriel's epiphany.The title contributes to these aspects of the story by adding meaning and acting as a reminder of the overall theme of the story.

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