It is inevitable that we will all die it is a fact that everyone must come to terms with. There comes a time in everyone’s life that they must face death; a friend’s tragic accident, a family member’s passing or their own battles with diseases. When faced with the idea of death people will act in different ways some may find it therapeutic to apologize for the negative they have done, some may want to spend time with loved ones to ease the future pain, and others may decide that their life was not what they believed. The story Death Constant Beyond Love tells us about a man named Senator Sanchez who is living a happy life with his wife and five kids. That is until he is told by doctors that he only has a short time to live.
Farquhar used his imagination to escape death, even though in the story he did die he used his imagination to escape his own pain and suffering by pushing his own mind into believing that his imagination was reality he would survive and did survive. Bierce tells about this vivid imagination of Farquhar’s while still trying to clue in the reader that he is already dead.
It is an unfortunate truth that some see their lives a nothing and decided to take away their own lives with the slip of their own hands. It seems viable to say that if Keats were to know of how many lives are wasted by voluntary suicide, he would be angered to see human beings giving up when he himself fought through his life until his last breath. When Keats learned of his eminent demise, he did not shy away from his life, instead he embraced the hand that life dealt for him and tried to make the worst of a situation into the best of his work. The Academy of American Poets writes, “He felt that death was already upon him, referring to the present as his “posthumous existence.” (The Academy of American Poets) In other words, there is a message to all readers that there is much to live for rather than intentionally snuffing out your life for reasons that are
“It” is referring to death. He was just... ... middle of paper ... ...eath, it ends with happiness. Peter being judged at his own funeral is heartbreaking, but there is a bright side. He can no longer hear their hate. He is already long gone by his funeral.
Upon concluding the poem many readers are able to reaffirm their faith of an afterlife, while others are left aimlessly pondering this strange possibility.He uses strong words to describe the feelings and visions one sees when they are in their last hours and even after they have passed away. The author makes death seem like something that should not be feared and should almost be looked forward to. He then goes on to show how one should really feel when dying. Thanatopsis tells about how when one dies the grave becomes an endless world, how the deceased become one with the earth, the trees, and everything that is great within the earth, and how when one dies they do not die alone. Throughout the poem Bryant creates images which connect death and sleep.
But what makes death seem more realistic to us and those in denial of it is the lucid pictures of people suffering, in pain and those on their death bed before many of us can be rationale and accept the truth. Someone once said, “Life is about 50-70 years of pain. One is born through the mother’s pain and die leaving others in pain. '; How do we accept and deal with the process of our last days with all the suffering we go through, and the suffering our loved ones share with us? What impact does suffering and death leave behind?
In the first section it is learned that a man is scheduled to be executed, fleeting moments of longing for his wife and children flash through his mind. In one sudden moment the words “The sergeant stepped aside (Bierce 2)” are read. The weight of the sergeant being the only thing holding him onto life for a brief second more. In this second between life and death, Farquhar remembers the moment that led him to the noose. A simple and caring gesture for a soldier supposedly of his own Confederacy was tinged with betrayal, it had sold him to Death and there was no escape from... ... middle of paper ... ...mselves after killing their brothers?
The funeral itself often brings a feeling of closure. The person is now at rest forever and life goes on. Some people will experience grief for many years after the death, particularly if the death was unexpected. Some people never fully recover but learn to cope with their loss instead. After a death it is natural to feel angry, perhaps toward the medical staff or the doctors who were trying to prevent the death.
The play Hamlet, also treats the idea of suicide aesthetically. However, the notion of killing himself is pleasing to his own mind. His mind is in a state in which he really thinks that it is okay to consider suicide sometimes. He wishes that he would be able to make the ultimate sacrifice in his own death. Hamlet knows in his heart though, that he must live.
Bryant uses the fact that we are not alone in death to comfort his readers. Through this, he explains that when people die, they will be reunited with loved ones that they have lost in the past. He also explains that even those who have not died yet will die eventually and they will be with them again as well. He says, “Yet not to thine eternal resting place shalt thou retire alone, nor couldst thou wish for a couch more magnificent.” By saying this, Bryant is stating that everyone dies and...