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"The Dead" Many state that people never change. They may be right, but nobody actually knows. What people do understand is that every living person has one thing in common, something that will never change. Everybody will die, there's no way about it. Every "new" and "old" generation will succumb to the exact ghastly fate. The differences in the "older" creation and "brand new" generation sometimes bulge in life. The comparison between generations in James Joyce's "The Dead" is similar to the comparison in the centuries now. The "baby boomers" generation is the Traditional generation preoccupied with hospitality and tradition, in which, "generation x" is the newest creation, obsessed with knowledge and brains. The "older" generation that James Joyce writes about is now a generation of "humanity, of hospitality, of kindly humour"(pg 127). The qualities of this generation appear to be fading away. The old generation mentions that they no longer understand of any singers which were as good as those of the present time. The older generation is to be recalled with "pride and affection"(pg 127). The memories of this older will not expire and will always be precious. The older creation is great at keeping in touch with their past. They're proud of the heritage, one of which they cite is their great old Irish hospitality. The attributes of the past are qualities of passion and humanity, differing significantly in the qualities of the new generat...