Death Constant Beyond Love Analysis

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I went sky diving, I went Rocky Mountain climbing, I went 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fumanchu; and I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter and I gave forgiveness I’d been denying. He said, "Someday I hope you get the chance, to live like you are dying." This quote by Tim McGraw is one of the best examples of living life to the fullest, because death is ever coming. In "Thanatopsis" by William Cullen Bryant and "Death Constant Beyond Love" by Gabriel Marquez, they follow stories that share a mutual meaning of nature and the reality of death. These themes matter due to how the author is portraying the realities that everybody dies. The authors dig deep into the feeling of death and how it pertains to life. The connections we make before our demise…show more content…
The idea of death in both pieces more on the idealistic side of death, one in approaching death and the other in the last day of life. The Realistic feelings that are pulled from "Thanatopsis," are very much on how the character is, and will eventually die. In "Death Constant Beyond Love", the realistic feel for death is following Sanchez as he YOLO 's his way through life. Unlike in "Thanatopsis," his death is not met in peace, but a rather a bitter-sweet ending. Even though death and realism are what has these two pieces connected, I believe it is also a major separating point. Just as the death is ‘happy’ in "Thanatopsis", it sheds a different light on many things, such as Nature and how it helps with the pain. The whole nature aspect makes this piece vary different from the opposing "Death Beyond Constant Love" piece. "Thanatopsis" focuses on the mother-nature-going-home aspect vs the Other piece where it is all about Choices and how we choose to use them. For "Death Constant Beyond Love," we follow the idea of death in the mans mind as a marker for how he must conduct himself so that his life may be ‘worth it’. He goes so much to ruining his reputation so that he may not be alone in death, which is a clear contrast of the other piece due to how it talks of always having someone with; that all the dead will be there no matter where you shall go due to them being in nature. It is true that a nature aspect comes up with this contrasting piece, but the meaning of nature is different; it is more a human nature, fearing man in this piece than in Thanatopsis, where nature is more physical and, in a way, very
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