The readers can even relate to Death because of the feelings he/she acquires through the actions of man in the book. Readers can see from Death’s point of view on why he’s haunted by humans, and it’s because of his/her confusion on how man is complicated in that it can be both brutal and also at the same time compassionate. Through this, Death provides a direct mirror view of mankind. By using second person authorial, readers are able to feel more connected within the book. Death seems more welcoming, inviting the reader to see things his/her way.
Death, the observer has seen the start and will see humanity's end. Yet doesn't understand how something can be beautiful and ugly and the same time. Through observing Death has seen humanity’s worst and best. That is why Death is always over and underestimating the human race. Death wonders how words hold such power, being brilliant and damming.
Secondly, people often fear death as they cannot control it. They try to take hold of almost everything: even their life. We try to control our aging processes, eating habits, romantic involvements. We try to become the Gods. But how can we, if in reality, we do not know anything about the world, our purpose of being here.
Death is a mysterious thing. People have wondered about death ever since there was life. The reason it’s so mysterious is because we never know when it will come for us. In the two stories of “The Law of Life” and “To Build a Fire” our main characters are faced with imminent death. They both know it’s coming for them eventually, yet they only find out for sure after they are already dead.
WHAT IS DEATH? As per Webster’s dictionary, death is “the end of the life of a person or an organism”. An important point to note is that there is no premise of duality between life and death. Death is not the opposite of life, just the absence of life. Medically, Death is defined as the termination of all biological functions that sustain a living organism.
RESURRECTION FROM DEAD In many religious groups, Death is defined as the cessation of the connection between our mind and our body. Most people believe that death takes place when the heart stops beating; but this does not mean that the person has died, because the subtle mind may still remain in his/her body. The Bible called death a sleep. Jesus said his friend Lazarus was asleep when he referred to Lazarus ' death. "Our friend Lazarus sleepeth" John 11:11.
They spent time creating a machine to fix people who overdose because there were too many people trying to kill themselves for a person to keep up with without something helping them. When Mildred and her friends are talking about death, one of them says
So, he challenged this machine, in a battle of Man Vs. Machine to (what would seemingly end up as) death. What was the point of this
The idea of Death has been around for many years. He harvest the lives of others as a living. Some may say that he looks like a skeleton in a black cloak, usually holding a dagger or a sickle. This is often seen in today’s society; with kids being dressed as Death during halloween to search engines showing up the stereotypical image of Death. This is also found in media such as in novel series like ‘Discworld’ and movies like ‘Scream’ (the 1996 version).
Is aging inevitability or a disease? Is death the ultimate tragedy or necessary to give life a meaning? If we could live forever, should we want to? If much longer lives are within technological reach, is it our duty to do everything possible to achieve radical life extension, or is it instead our duty to reconcile ourselves to finitude?