Imagery In The Dead

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In the story “The Dead” we realize that Gabriel’s marriage is horrible because the author uses imagery by comparing his marriage to “a petticoat string dangled on the floor.” The concept of the story is time. Some things that Gabriel says to show the reader that the concept is time is he says things like: “She had had that romance”, “Yes, yes that would happen very soon”, “ In the time of her first girlish beauty, a strange friendly pity for her entered his soul.” All these quotes says that Gabriel is tired of thinking in the past and he hates it. He looks into the future for guidance to become a better individual and a better husband. Imagery is widely used in this story. Imagery is used in this story to represent how traumatic
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