Mortality And Death Argumentative Analysis

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There’s always going to be something in a person’s life that overcomes them with anxiety, but, like most things, that instance of a problem will fade with time and be overshadowed by a new one seemingly as mentally-debilitating as the last. However, this way of life wasn’t created by the modern age of people attempting to go through life too fast, but has been a potent aspect of life since the evolution of sentient beings. In the 1800s, for instance, this was a key idea being thrown around by transcendentalist who were trying to surpass their human lives and see the absolute reality of the world. One key transcendentalist of this time recognized this problem and put herself against societal norms in order to search for the instructions to…show more content…
This observation comes from the persona first few moments with the personification in which they have entered a carriage that “held, but just (themselves)...and immortality” (Dickinson 1). The focal point of this sentence relates to the carriage holding immortality, which can be interpreted to mean the everlasting truth only found in death. To explain, death acts as an instigator that takes away the mortality of human experience, but, in its place, leaves the immortal truth about the flippancy of human experience. Death, therefore, is a necessarily catalyst in the formula for those living only within the reigns of themselves to be forced out and see the bigger picture. With these ideas in mind, the ultimate reality that the personification of death leaves conveys that being overly focused on a person’s human experience cannot stop the reality that comes with…show more content…
The carriage the duo are riding in come to a stop in front of a house where the roof was scarcely visible, something a reader can assume to be a resting place such as heaven. The persona then goes on to say that the time he or she had had felt “shorter than (a) day” and that the “...horses’ heads...were toward eternity” (Dickinson 1). In other words, the persona has become aware of the shortness of life and how he or she was headed towards death regardless which path he or she taken in life. This can then be applied to all other humans and help to aid in the understanding that the one thing a person can be sure of in life is death. Human experiences, on the hand, is often based on spontaneous chance and doesn’t have the same grounding in reality as death does. Thus, in summary, life acts as the human experience with numerous possibilities, but death is the one, true reality that will always be at the end of
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