Comparing Mark Twain And William Cullen Bryant

Good Essays
Mark Twain said, “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time”. Death is inevitable and no matter how hard we try; its presence is never fully forgotten. While examining both Mark Twain and William Cullen Bryant lives, we see that they exceled in their areas of expertise and enjoyed the lemons that were handed to them. They both made many statements about life, of which time cannot deteriorate their importance and value. William Cullen ended his poem Thanatopsis with the following words of caution, “So live, that when thy summons comes to join the innumerable caravan which moves to that mysterious realm where each shall take his chamber in the silent halls of death thou go no, like the quarry slave at night”. Life is made to be enjoyed and yes there are hard time, but isn’t that what makes the destination worth it? I can bet that you’ve heard the statements, “It’s about the journey not the destination” and “Life is a journey, not a destination” but what do you do about that? Life doesn’t seem to care if it takes you all around the world before you get on the correct path, it does whatever it…show more content…
As they finished their walk the man turned around and examined the footsteps, noticing that during the hardest times in his life there was only one set of footprints. Enraged he turns to Jesus and says, “why was it during the hardest times of my life I was left alone to walk by myself?”, so Jesus replies and says “the reason that there is only one set of footprints is because during those times, I was carrying you along”. I am still young and hopefully there is still much ahead for me, but looking back at the events that have happened I have come to appreciate what I have lived. Life has a funny way of teach people, and we need to take these lessons in and avoid repeating the mistakes that got us there in the first
Get Access