In this poem, Dickinson shows the idea of separation by death in human life and the consequences that come up following by death to people who left. A third event to me,/ So huge, so hopeless to conceive,(L. 4-5) The speaker feels disappointed toward death because death makes her apart from her friends or relatives. The anger reaction that the speaker expressed drives toward aggression but not result in aggressive acts. The aggressiveness just comes up in her mind as the feeling of upset.
This dichotomy shows an attitude towards death that would become more present after her passing, that while we may fear the unknown death itself is something natural and is not intentionally malicious. Considering her many references to death it is almost fitting that as Oates said the sheer number of poems Dickinson wrote were not known until after her own passing and that they "astonished everyone" since there were "1,775 poems of varying degrees of completeness" (x). Oates also notes that Dickinson wrote "frankly of despair" (xxi) which was something she must have at least seen many times. Taken together these two facts form an almost irony in that Dickinson wrote often of despair and death yet her writings
When someone passes away, it is normal to be unsettled. Since it is caused by death, most people who lose someone important, they will experience grief and depression. People can experience grief in many different ways. In The Outsiders, one can see how this happens. Dally first experiences anger, and then makes the terrible decision to kill himself.
Thoughts in regards to suicide often include empathy for the dead, and wonder as to what drove the person to end their life. All too often, people ignore a rather important consideration: the thoughts and feelings of those left behind. The loved ones are left with the remorse, despondence, and grieving, while the dead are absolved of their worldly anguish. In “The Grieving Never Ends”, Roxanne Roberts employs a variety of rhetorical tactics including metaphors, imagery, tone, and syntax to illustrate the indelible effects of suicide on the surviving loved ones. Roberts effectively uses metaphors to express the complex, abstract concepts around suicide and human emotion in general.
Mortality is the orphaned offspring of human existence. Haunting one’s daily actions, it lurks in the shadows, the close calls, and in one other unexpected place- one’s body. In her memoir, Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, reporter Susannah Cahalan recounts her body’s betrayal and its aftermath, painting a devastating and hopeful portrait of her condition. Enthralling and terrifying, Susannah’s report of her survival is a must-read. Quite novel in its subject matter, Brain on Fire:
This line is depicted to display how the bird never stops singing at all, and this relates to Dickinson continuing on with her life even though almost all her loved ones passed. This displays her dark emotion for the reasons why she went into hiding since she was so depressed that all her loved ones died. The use of the two dashes at the end relate to this subject as well because she emphasizes to never quit, which is shown by “at all” only being in between the dashes and placing the word at the end of a stanza. Dickinson meant for these dark emotions to come out during her writing because she envisions
“Written in 1816, when she was only nineteen, Mary Shelley’s novel of “The Modern Prometheus” chillingly dramatized the dangerous potential of life begotten upon a laboratory table. A frightening creation myth for our own time, Frankenstein remains one of the greatest horror stories ever written and is an undisputed classic of its kind” (Bantam Dell, 2002). In her novel, Mary Shelley expresses the worldview of a universe without a supreme God, a world where the race of man have immense power and knowledge and even the ability to impart life to non-life; a world where nature created itself and displays divinity. Although these views do not incorporate the Biblical worldview, several ideas of mankind in Frankenstein do assimilate with the truths of the Bible.
He continues his argument that the dead never truly die with the memory of a story; he writes, “Retell the stories, show vistas of the night: dead friends wearing jeweled masks, gaudy fingernails painted gold and pink.” Simply, the vistas, or mental views of remembered events, are cyclically revisited through constructs like her timeless stories. The story of the dead celebrating in a masquerade with sun-colored fingernails conveys that through stories, the dead are reborn with the sunrise. Each day brings back the past as long as stories are kept as memories. McQuilkin tells readers that although one cannot physically revisit the past through anything beyond memory, the stories provide “another day for you to celebrate.”
What does the word “Eternal” mean? One would immediately say “Lasting for Ever” or “Never ending”. But let us go into it in a deeper sense. Anything that has a beginning has to have an end. Anything that has had no beginning does not have an end. This gives a new definition to the word “Eternity”.
In this section, Coe describes the Mayan beliefs of spiritual beings, and what happens during the time in the afterlife(218). The underworld also called Xibalba translated to “place of fright” which is a place that is multi-layered with nine levels. This corresponds to the afterlife gods “ Lords of the Night” (218). Xivabva is where many Maya souls are believed to go after death, and the holiest and purest souls travel past this area to ascend to the sun and moon (similar to our the belief of heaven). Therefore during death, a person 's spirit will travel to this area, and perhaps travel beyond, little information is provided on this process.