The cycle of life always ends in death, but the frightful aspect of death is not necessarily death itself, but the concept of timing. Mark Twain states that “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die anytime” which means people’s fear of dying stems from their fear of living, and this frightful emotion takes over people’s lives and prevents them from living each day like it is their last. This fear prevents many from taking action on their dreams and ambitions which inevitably is giving one’s life up too quickly. Dylan Thomas, a famous contemporary author, believes existence is taken advantage of and when one’s existence is threatened, most people are too quick to give up.
There is no way for him to decide when he will die and so instead he decides to spend the time that he has writing something that he views as worth having spent his life on. He believed that in doing so his Essays would live on after he passed and be around to tell his story because he had no other progeny to do so. So instead of running from death, one should face it straight on and be able to say that their life meant something. Montai... ... middle of paper ... ...their lives for fear of accidentally ending them like the Brigata. Montaigne is an example of someone who has gotten over his fear of death and instead uses the immintent threat that it is coming for him as a way to motivate himself to do something worth remembering with his life while the Brigata are too paralyzed by fear and prefer instead to avoid thinking on the fact that death could come for them anytime.
Senator Sanchez figures this out when his own happy life is halted when confronted with the news he is dying. Instead of being honest in the end of his life he decides to continue in his greed. He ultimately alienates those he is happy with in order to live his truth alone. Also, in order to commit an act that he knows is wrong but justifies it in order to fulfill his lust and try in his own way cheat death. In the very end he dies alone next to Laura showing us that death is beyond love, because only birth and death are constant in this life.
The living have lives to lead, things to still “build on.” Macbeth did thesame. He turned to his pressing affairs after mourning his wife’s death for only a short moment. He knew that there was nothing that he could do to change what had already been done. In Macbeth’s soliloquy, he says that “life...struts and frets his hour upon the stage,” but this young boy had far less than his allotted hour. The boy’s death was a prime example of how death is completely unexpected.
Marie questions whether Meursault truly loves her during the story and Meur... ... middle of paper ... ...rtain everyday things like relationships, places to relax, and habits. Meursault is the one to break through this illusion and see what happiness truly is. The reason being is that Meursault acted like an outcast to himself and the outside world which in turn helps him discover the true meaning of happiness. Society views death as a bad thing that they always fear and try to prolong the inevitability of how life normally works. Everything that is given life suffers the fate of an inevitable death and as they try to live they fill it with a lot of things to give themselves the false sense of happiness to ignore the fear of death.
Death it is something we all must face at one point in our lives. It is either a passing of a friend, family member, companion or colleague. Regardless of what makes us confront the thought of death, it is the means by which we handle this response that certainly matters. The point when Gilgamesh is confronted by this inevitable event with the grisly misfortune of his dear friend and brother, Enkidu is when he begins to starts to fear his own demise. In Gilgamesh's childhood he is oblivious of death, it’s not until he watches his companion’s demise that his mortality turns into a panic.
Most readers overlook his admirable qualities and view him as hypocritical and weak. “For, Hester, his spirit lacked the strength that could have borne up, as thine has, beneath a burden like thy scarlet letter” (Hawthorne 188). Chillingworth is telling Hester that Dimmesdale lectures people about the repercussions of sins, however he cannot handle his own. “He is generally called a hypocrite, but though the life he lives is a lie, he is never quite that. Pride and fear combine to keep him from making a clean breast of things, and the best in him conspires with the worst to keep him silent” (Wagenknecht 67).
The jumper knew in masterly fashion that those who take their own lives, even those who plan their deaths, can’t understand the depth of the pain they cause. He knew that that if they could see the despair of their loved ones and the inexplicable consequences of suicide, they would draw back and fight for ... ... middle of paper ... ...s self. In Conclusion, the sage known as the Dreamseller is the wise man, guiding people to reach fulfillment in life and undergo a stage of acceptance in self. He opens the eyes of those blinded by ignorance, gives hope to the hopeless who are looking hopelessly for love, and introduces a new world to the close minded people who only want goods. This Dreamseller’s contagious ideas taught us not to deny who we really are.
No more fantasies, he told himself (O’Brien1149).” After burning the pictures and letters that Martha had sent to him he realizes how selfish and foolish he had acted and decided to take responsibility and learn that the good of the group was more important than his needs. “This was not Mount Sebastian, it was another world, where there were no Pretty poems of medterm exams, a place where men died because of carelessness and gross stupidity. Kiowa was right. Boom-down, and you were dead, never partly dead. (O’Brien1150)” Cross realizes that the war and violence of Vietnam changed his view of life after Lavender’s
I believe that its best to go ahead and let go rather than watch the person you love slowly waste away in pain and suffering for months or even years. If someone dose not want to spend the last little bit of their time here on earth in excoriating pain and embarrassed by how they look or how weak they are, then go ahead and let them end it. Everyone has the right to live and the right to die, so why should we be the ones stopping someone from ending their life of pain if they are unhappy.