Emily’s Relationship with Death

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Emily’s Relationship with Death Norman Cousins once said: “Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.” In other words, this quote means that people within a society are very pessimistic about their daily occurrences with fearing the pain of death. On the contrary, the notions of fear are still making the people within the society corrupt. While living in a family with great prestige can seem glamorous to outsiders, the children within the family have a hard time coping and finding their place within society. Without children having vital experiences starting at a young age, their ability to emerge to something bigger and better is minute. Being robbed of such experiences, could lead to the risk of children getting involved in gothic treachery. While money can bring opportunities along, it can also bring isolation. Despite the fact that, no two people are alike, many people are still able to share common experiences that have occurred in their past by talking amongst themselves. While sharing experiences is a great way to gain knowledge, another way of learning is to write down one’s own experiences; while still being able to reflect on the world around them. A good example of this style is that of Emily Dickinson and her relationship with death. While her limited experiences to the outside world kept from finding many relationships, the poems she wrote gave her the feeling of filling the void of isolation and some sanity. Growing up in Amherst, Massachusetts, Emily Elizabeth Dickinson did not have the “typical” life of a young woman growing up in the nineteenth century. Born into one of Amherst’s most prominent families, Dickinson had only the best possessions in her life, ... ... middle of paper ... ...er dying her poems were then released to the public, with the intention of being a famous writer. Being isolated during the last few months of life is something no person should have to go through. Although coming from a well-educated family that had a lot of money, parental notions built with the fear society only corrupted Emily Dickinson more. Norman Cousins once said: “Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.” Without children having vital experiences starting at a young age, their ability to emerge to something bigger and better is minute. Being robbed of such an experience such as a friendship can cause a child to get involved in gothic treachery. While everything looked good from the outside coming in, Emily Dickinson’s real life was desolate with the only relationship being involved with death.
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