34 Short Fiction: Close Reading

For your first response, please do the following:

Historicism – Give at least two examples of Irish history, culture, or politics a reader must know to understand this story. Cite your sources.
Feminism – Throughout “The Dead,” Gabriel is sometimes threatened by powerful women characters. Choose one of the women characters and discuss what concepts of feminist criticism can be explained through Gabriel’s encounter with her.
Marxism – How is class important to understanding the conclusion of “The Dead?

For more information, please see Unit 3 Discussions.


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