In Albert Camus’s Novel “The Stranger” Meursault was portrayed as a man with irony, tragic hero qualities, and heartlessness, because he has no emotions to show to the world which will cost him his life. Well to begin this story off, Meursault first showed up in the story when he had been given a telegram that his mother had passed away. When he heard the new he had no feelings about his mothers death and he seemed not to care one bit. You may ask well why doesn’t Meursault care ...
Does Willy realize he was the source of this outcome? No. Willy did not find a moment of agnarognisis, he does not take any given opportunity to provide for his family, and he lacks any sense of nobility. In his own mind, he was doing the only thing he could do, and he thought he was being noble in killing himself to provide money for his family, however these actions don’t help in the long run. Did Willy’s life benefit the world?
Prufrock even admits that he has "seen the moment of my greatness flicker,"(84) He is a victim of time and natural selection. In the end Prufrock realizes that the life he dreams of is out of his reach. He still imagines attaining his desired position but realizes that he isn't recognized in that world. "I do not think that they will sing to me." (125) He is in effect a man with no place in society and no identity.
Everyone has a different perception of what really is heaven and hell and where people end up in the after life. Some people are not even religious and have their own personal thoughts about what is next after death. The Inferno or to be more precise “Hell” can be described and defined as a place where people end up after death in the natural world, when people have not followed God’s ways and laws of living. It is has been depicted throughout the years of time that suffering in hell is horrific, gruesome, and unimaginable. In Dante’s Inferno, Dante portrays the protagonist as he is guided by his ghostly friend Virgil the poet through the nine chambers of Hell.
The author also uses numerous literal undertones throughout the poem to produce a melancholy attitude in the reader. He speaks of "wise men (2.1)", "good men (3.1)", "wild men (4.1)" and "grave men (5.1)" all coming to their death without any hope of life continuing thus encouraging the guarantee that everyone will come to their end. The literary element of tone is also present in this poem. Thomas sets the tone by conveying his anger about death by using grim words coming together to create a poem only nineteen lines long. Thomas also repeats "Rage, rage against the dying of the light (1.3)" and "Do not go gentle into that good night (1.1)" several times, communicating a dreadful tone to the reader.
These two poems of Dickinson depict the different ideas of death, even by the author herself. The contradicting views on death are illustrated through different uses of literary techniques and storytelling. Every alliteration, every allusion, each diction style, takes the reader on a downward spiral, whether that is into the ether or into the cold depths of insanity, Dickinson’s writing is a pathway. Each poem tells of a different path, and the poet invites the reader to decide which path, which meaning of death defines the reader.
He was selfish and careless for not telling his family and friends his plans. Chris did not write to anyone in his family while he was gone and did not add anything meaningful into his journal about anyone that loved him. His family was left heartbroken without any answers as to why he left. No one knows why he did not try his best to make his journey one that he would walk out alive from. Now, he is dead with no answers.
John Keats is an early nineteenth century Romantic poet. In his poem “When I have Fears that I May Cease to Be,” Keats makes excellent use of a majority of poetry elements. This sonnet concentrates merely on his fear of death and his reasons for fearing it. Though Keats’ emphasizes his greatest fear of death, he offers his own resolution by asserting that love and fame lacks any importance. Keats uses articulate wording to exemplify his tone, while using images, figures of speech, symbols, and allegory to illustrate his fear of death.