He may say to himself, “no more killing, no more life should be taken away, at least from me,” but it is unavoidable. He lost his beloved one. He uses what he adores to kill another one that he loves. This feeling, this emotion, is just too strong to bare that he lost his hope to live, lost his direction to live on. The fact that he died from cancer is a metaphor that signifies he is tired of this life and ready to take off.
Throughout the whole poem, Dylan Thomas had a negative opinion as well as a rage reaction to death; Dylan Thomas had a more accepting mindset towards the end of the poem when he had a realization. The realization Thomas had was the fact that rather on focusing on his father giving up to death, he should have been thinking about his father rather than the death aspect of it. In the last stanza, the mindset was shifted as Thomas said “And you, my father, there on the sad height, / Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray. / Do not go gentle into that good night. / Rage, rage against the dying of the light” (16-19).
When Sage asks why he is so desperate to die, he replies, “Because I should be dead, Sage. It’s what I deserve” (47). Many attempts were made before asking Sage for help. With how much he is hurting inside for his actions in the past shows the regret he is sensing. This demonstrates how the past can restrict one from doing what they want and what they love.
In the story the Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst the narrator knows what he did was wrong. In the end, he realized that his own pride was the downfall for his own little brother. For wanting a normal little brother and not a crippled one. As stated on page 2 “ It was bad enough having an invalid brother, but having one who possibly was not all there was unbearable, so I began to make my plans to kill him by smothering him with a pillow”. Clearly, in this sentence, it shows that the narrator would rather have no brother at all than having one that is crippled.
Like for example, both Henry and Charley both realize the reality of their decision. Both of them thought they would like to go to war and fight, then realized that they were wrong. Charley and Henry both watched a close friend of theirs die. Both of their friends got killed during battle. Also Henry and Charley both fought during the Civil War.
From the image, the authors wants to tell the readers that the war is horrifying, and tomorrow of the soldiers may never come.What’s more, readers can also feel of the sadness of author, for he loses his best friend. In addition, author expresses the hate to the war. Last but not least, the line “The torch; be yours to hold it high.” also attracts readers. “Torch” means “hope”. Though many people die in the fight, but a large number of them survive and the war hasn’t come to the end, so the survivors should keep fighting against the enemies so that they can protect their lands.
The last stanza reveals to the readers that the views reflected throughout the poem are a result of Thomas’s distress due to his dying father. This deepens the meaning of the poem and expresses how the incoming loss of a loved one causes people to strongly hope for an alternative, just as Thomas encourages people like his father to fight against death. The last stanza explains how Thomas urges the dying to keep struggling despite knowing death is unavoidable because he does not wish to lose his
He had been trying to escape from the war. He tried to run a way from United State of to Canada. Finally , he was made his decision, and saying that he would go to a war , he will kill and die because it was embrasse. He feels that he is more of coward than a hero because he did not stand up for what he believed in and refuse to fight in a war that he did not understand or believe in. He saw himself as a failure or coward because he was unable to follow his gut instinct and choose to run to Canada and escape the draft.
However, the dissertation plays to the role of Everyman being reduced to only essential characteristics. David Mills states: The fear that Death instills in Everyman separates the individual from his context, stripping him of social and physical support and identity until he is reduced to his essentials of his soul and his good deeds. The isolation of the individual soul before God translates into images of social rejection and abandonment of the two sets of “friends”. (133) Everyman’s three “friends” lead him on in the beginning of his quest to have them join him on his journey. It is not until they figure out what is at stake for them that they leave Everyman to face his death alone.
The character trait that describes Andy best is acceptance. Andy shows acceptance when he is realizing that he is dying from his knife wound: “He felt alone, wet and feverish and chilled. He knew he was going to die.” (Hunter 5). The evidence above suggests that Andy is showing acceptance because he already knows that he is going to die, so he stops trying to get help. Instead he lays quietly on the sidewalk trying to not cause anymore pain because he already accepts the fact that he is going to die.
Lastly in the end, Elie ends the book once he is offered freedom from everything that has occurred these years. Imagine being forced into a life of abuse and starvation for up to 12 years. During those years with his father, Mr. Weisel came to his end during his sleep. Instead of sorrow Elie actually felt a little positive about his father’s death, ‘In the depths of my being, in the recesses of my weakened conscience, could I have searched it, I might perhaps have found something like- free at last!’ Pg75. Enduring the weight being lifted off of him, relieved not being able to worry about his father anymore and can now help himself.