Steve Jobs commencement speech for Stanford’s graduation ceremony and through personal experience jumps further into death and how I feel about it. Your time is on earth is limited one day you will die and there are many ways of grieving at the death of a loved one. I believe that the fear of death and the death of a loved one will hold you back from living your own life and the fear of your own death is selfish. Everybody grieves at the death of a loved one or close friends differently. The loss of somebody that was close to you is never an easy thing to get over.
Pablo has killed; he has seen the disgusting aspects of death and, as such, he does not wish to experience such. Robert Jordan, though also having killed, looks at death differently. It is a natural ending to life, as all people must die at some point. He knows that he will most likely die in his operation of blowing up the bridge and so he must just enjoy his final moments of life as much as possible before he leaves the earth. While he finds death much more disturbing after having a relationship with Maria, Robert Jordan does not try to dissuade death.
The court of appeals in San Francisco became the first federal... ... middle of paper ... ... was allowed. Since it is not Tana’s family had the horrible experience of coping with this horrible experience. Tana’s father was so worried about the repercussions his family might endure if they helped him to commit suicide that it drove him to kill himself. Since Tana’s family did not have time to prepare for his death, they felt no closure, no comfort in knowing that his last moments were peaceful. It is time for the government to sympathize with dying individuals, and allow them to die with dignity.
In the end everyone dies, but not everyone can accept that reality calmly. There are those, such as the Brigata in The Decameron, who let their fear of death consume them, only furthering the panicked mentality of the ten youth. Contrarily, Montaigne seems to have grasped the concept that to know that death is approaching only allows you to really live, citing his view of death as an adventure of sorts that will free him from the constraints of daily life. Montaigne uses his fear of dying without accomplishing anything to teach him how to live a fulfilling life, instead of using his creativity to stave his fear of death as the Brigata do in The Decameron, as he is no longer afraid to die as they are. Unlike in The Decameron, where the Brigata let their fear of death control the way that they live, Montaigne recognizes that death is inevitable and uses this knowledge to fuel the writing of his Essays.
Since Billy Pilgrim is ultimately creating these irrational realities in life; the Tralfamadorians must alternately become a part of Billy Pilgrims subconscious thought process. The phrase “So it goes” becomes an acceptance of life and destiny – embracing the inevitable unpredictability life offers. It is a coping mechanism to express the endless amount of deaths Billy Pilgrim has been forced to witness. By repeating “So it goes” after each death, Billy Pilgrim is ultimately eliminating the impact of death by removing its attached culture. He does not feel sad anymore because life goes on; when his father dies, when his friends die, when one hundred thirty thousand innocent people die in Dresden, when his wife dies, and when Billy Pilgrim, himself, dies – It’s just “So it goes.” Billy can now face his own death without feeling any remorse or fear, even knowing the exact way he will die.
He has seen corpses and walked with dying men. He was trying to help one of his injured friends when his friend died convulsively. Earlier in his experiences, especially when he first encountered fighting, he was immensely afraid of death, so afraid that he ran away from battle. During the passage, and later in the novel, he knows that he could die at any time but he is unapprehensive. When death does strike a loved one, I feel that it is unfair.
At Ivan’s funeral, nobody seemed devastated by the loss of Ivan, which gave the reader an understanding of how little Ivan’s life meant to the people even the ones close to him. Later in the reading, but before his death Ivan questions how he lived his mortality life and what if he lived his life properly. Before his death he had come to the realization that his death would benefit all the others around him. "The Death of Ivan Ilyich" begins with the death of Ivan in order to get it out of the way. In essence the
In summary, the characters in Gabrielle Zevin’s novel, Elsewhere must cope with death and move on with their lives by letting go of the past. In the end Owen finds that clinging to the past cause harm no only to him but also the ones he loves. Liz’s family and friends accept the fact that Liz is dead and she will never come back, they eventually move on with their lives, but still love and remember Liz as a wonderful daughter, and friend. Liz stops regretting her death after realizing that her inferences with the living is only making matters worse. All in all, Gabrielle Zevin’s book, Elsewhere, shows that humans must stop living in the past, and accept death as its true from, a new life, to truly move on with their lives.
However, one must remember some of the most famous people were people thought to be mad. The author helps to instill the emotions that the son is going through when the son says “I wave, like a man catching fire,” showing to importance of showing love to a loved one that one may never see again (Dickey 15). The way the son shows hi... ... middle of paper ... ...start to understand death and not to be afraid of it. Death is the most common fear among people and the author’s goal is to help others accept that death is not a tragedy on the contrary it is to be celebrated. The son’s transformation through this shows his fear of death for himself and his father to peace when the son utters, “I am not afraid for my father/…[and] his not afraid for my life, either,” communicating the idea of death being something that will happen no matter what.
The actual death scene is saved until the end of the novel, but he shows you the reaction of some of Ivan’s colleagues as they hear the news of Ivan’s death. You are almost disgusted at the nonchalant manner that Ivan’s “friends” take his death. They are surprised by his death, but immediately think of how his death will affect their own lives, but more importantly, their careers. “The first though that occurred to each of the gentlemen in the office, learning of Ivan Ilyich’s death, was what effect it would have on their own transfers and promotions.” (pg 32) As a reader, you have to wonder how Ivan must have had to live in order for people close to him to feel no sadness towards the loss or even pity for his wife. In fact, these gentlemen are exactly like Ivan.