A passenger jet en route from Hawaii.
Aboard, a dozen first class travelers.
The crass, the haunted, the arrogant,
and the lost.
The passengers in coach are missing.
The air crew, too.
Flying on autopilot.
The Devil Takes the Bodies of dead women and girls just before they are buried.
Two young boys were among the first witnesses. Their curiosity and "running wild freedom" resulted in them seeing the Devil several times. Eventually he takes them too.
The Devil continues his quests and eventually takes 11 dead women and girls. He winds up with the 11 plus 3 live children.
The main characters in James Joyce’s “The Dead,” Gabriel Conroy and his wife Gretta, react to death in very different ways. Gabriel Conroy’s death drive results from anxiety due to his low self-esteem and fear of rejection, and Gretta Conroy reacts to death through repression, regression, and a fear of intimacy.