Gabriel’s other aunt, who is also hosting the annual Christmas party along with Kate and Mary Jane. She works as the leading soprano in Adam and Eve’s, which is a popular Dublin name for the Church of the Immaculate Conception. According to the text she has “not aged well” and is described as having gray hair and a gray face, further emphasizing her age. She has trouble understanding Gabriel’s speech and is often confused. Towards the end of the text, Gabriel imagines her funeral, which he believes will happen soon in the very same house.
The timeline below shows where the character Julia Morkan (Aunt Julia) appears in The Dead. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...poured in preparation for Gabriel’s speech. In his speech he praises his aunts (calling Kate, Julia, and Mary Jane the “Three Graces”) and recognizes their hospitality, attributing it to an Irish... (full context)
...D’Arcy. He then abruptly stops singing and comes downstairs with Gretta and Miss O’Callaghan. Aunt Julia and Miss O’Callaghan remark that they both love how the snow looks, but Aunt Kate... (full context)