At the end of “Eleonora”, Eleonora’s dead spirit manifests itself to speak to the narrator and forgives him for marrying again. Poe makes both men insane to emphasize that loss doesn 't just take an emotional toll, it also takes a mental one. Death is very important to these two stories because it is the main conflict with the two protagonists. Poe is emphasizing that death is random and it is incredibly powerful. He shows what happens to someone when they lose someone that meant a lot to them.
Drawing the readers’ into the poem with a whimsical and rather comical dialogue between the speaker and Death. Amidst the interchange, the speaker taunts and teases Death, telling him that he should not be proud and vain, especially in view of his ultimate demise. The sonnet’s poetic form and powerful literary elements add to the playful dialogue giving it its light and humorous tone. Arresting allusions to Christ’s victory over Death at his second coming, reveals to the reader the true theme of the poem. Though at first, the theme appears to be death, in reality the theme centered around Death’s demise and eternal life for all those who have been saved by the precious blood of Christ!
In the allegorical story, “The Masque of the Read Death”, Poe, tries to express the human desire to avoid Death. The place and the time of the story portray social ignorance, since in the past death was a taboo that provoked terror in humanity. The consternation causes motivation in issues such as death dissolution or prevention. Poe finds himself motivated by death; in this work, his character Prince Prospero has strange tastes that represent death symbolically and makes a great effort to avoid it. First and foremost, the name Prospero is a metaphor; closely related to wealth and material prosperity.
In the end, he states “and so live ever or else swoon to death” (14). He accepts the fact that death is inevitable and he chooses to spend his dying days in the arms of his lover. Similarly in “When I have Fears,” Keats expresses his emotions towards death, except this time, from the perspective of a poet. Through alliteration and personification he relays his fears of not being able to write all his knowledge on paper and his fears of death denying him fame and love. As with “Bright Star,” by the end of the poem he comes to terms with death.
Lord Alfred Tennyson’s Crossing the Bar considers the subject of death from the viewpoint of someone experiencing it themselves, and expressing that they hope those close to them can feel the sense of closure that they do. In Dylan Thomas’ Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night tackles the same subject from the viewpoint of someone watching their father die, and asking him to fight against death. The authors different viewpoints and opinions on the subject of death allow them to use similar literary elements in opposite ways. Tennyson uses figurative language in the form of darkness and night to depict the coming of death. “Twilight and evening bell / And after that the dark!” (Tennyson 9-10).
Throughout Bernard Williams essay, he focuses on the rhetorical significance of the Makropulos opera, and how the immortal protagonist killed themselves due to the issue of eternal boredom. Problematically death serves to end this suffering, which enables the concept of death to be depicted as a good in Williams argument. Williams essay focuses specifically on the concept of categorical desires. The categorical desires is a drive that causes enables someone to progress in to the future, because they possess certain desires/goals they wish to achieve. Additionally, the temptation of suicide originates from this unbearable boredom, which pushes the agent away from their categorical desires.
The eye of the old man showed the narrators true intentions a mirror into his own mind showing him his true self. Unable to take it the narrator kills the man and in the aftermath guilt slowly manifests within him slowly growing with each passing day. Poe didn’t like to teach lessons within his stories but instead he wanted to strike fear into his readers. A guilty conscience
Hamlet from Hamlet asserts, “To die, to sleep-- No more--and by a sleep to say we end The heartache, and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to. ‘Tis a consummation.” (Act 3, Sc 1) Hamlet believes that death is the only way out. Death is to be embraced because it is the only way to escape the pain from this world. Death was an eye opener in a different way to Hamlet. It forced him to think differently, but in a way where his actions are very careless.
This quote describes how depressing and gloomy the valley of ashes looks. By the author, Fitzgerald, bringing in the valley of ashes to the story, it lets the reader know that the will book will have dark or sad moments in it. The use of the word “ashes” in the valley of ashes entails that it is a place of death and sadness. Later in the book, the valley of ashes would be involved in the death of Myrtle and became the place where the story has its turning point. The valley of ashes also represents the living status of the lower class.
Hamlet’s Internal Dilemma: When Do I Kill My Uncle? When murder is the subject of one’s contemplation, decision-making can be difficult. In the passage “Now might I do it pat, now he is praying … This physic but prolongs thy sickly days” (III. iii. 77-100) of his play, Hamlet, William Shakespeare depicts Hamlet, following Claudius’s revelation of his guilt, as he is faced with the opportunity to kill his father’s murderer while he prays.
he, in a subtle sarcasm, mocks society 's idealization of the harsh reality of war and its dismissal of the pain and torture experienced by the soldiers till their inevitable demise when he mentions that the wretched soldiers are thought to be "hankering for wreaths and tombs and hearses." By virtue of a combination of the DEATH IS DEPARTURE and DEATH IS NIGHT conceptual metaphors, we read the linguistic expression "go west" as denoting the soldiers ' death. And via the DEATH IS GOING TO A FINAL DESTINATION metaphor, we visualize the "tombs" as the final destination to which their bodies are sent with "wreaths" in "hearses."
life is fine by Langston Hughes is a poem with a rhyming scheme of A,B,C,B. The poem uses a lot of verbal and situational irony. when he says he,s going to kill himself but he doesn 't and when he said he was going to jump but he didn 't. He uses this a lot when he states he,s going to die but he doesn 't. Langston Hughes uses a lot of verbal irony when he says "if the water hadn 't a-been so cold i might 've sunk and died".
Synthesis Essay “Do Not go Gentle Into That Good Night” by Dylan Thomas “Because I Could Not Stop For Death” by Emily Dickinson While both of these poems have the overall themes of Mortality, “Because I Could Not Stop For Death” is about Death itself, while “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” is about the act of Dying and the end of Life. While they are both lyric poems Dylan Thomas’ poem, “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” has a clear morale or message. It states that one should “not go gentle into that good night.” and “rage, rage against the dying of the light.” In other words to die fighting, instead of lying down. “Because I Could Not Stop For Death” by Emily Dickinson has no such message readily apparent. Instead of presenting