What is the relationship between title of "The Dead" and content?

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"The Dead" is about the way the dead haunt the living. The title reflects the theme of the story.

Gabriel feels haunted in general by the Irish past and his inability to escape it. More significantly, at the end of the story he has to face the way the past specifically intersects with his own personal life. After a Christmas party, he is alone in a hotel with his wife, Gretta. He is feeling amorous, but she is disinterested. When he asks what is on her mind, she tells him she is thinking of her former love, Michael Furey, who died at seventeen. Gabriel is shocked and hurt that she ever loved someone else: he had never known...

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