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Final Sentence of "The Dead"

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The Dead, James Joyce, 1914
In this passage, Gabriel Conroy reflects on his wife's former lover, Michael Furey.

Joyce, James. "The Dead." Dubliners. London: Grant Richards, 1914. N. pag. Online-literature.com. The Literature Network. Web. 21 Apr. 2016.

The final sentence of the passage, "His soul swooned... the dead," implies that Gabriel

A

feels like he is dying.

B

has fainted and fallen to the ground.

C

succumbs to his illness.

D

fears he's going to hell.

E

dies at the end of the story.