What are the Three Graces in the story "The Dead"?

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In Joyce's short story, "The Dead," the Three Graces are Gabriel's aunts and cousin and are likened to the three graces from Greek mythology. The setting of the story is Dublin at the Misses Morkan's annual dance. Gabriel is chosen is give a speech at the dinner. At the onset of his speech, he names Aunt Julia, Aunt Kate, and Mary Jane the "Three Graces of the Dublin musical world."

This name appears apt, for Aunt Julia is a soprano who is now near death, Aunt Kate taught and played piano, and Mary Jane is a talented pianist. All three women are musically inclined and have spent their lives working in the musical...

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