The Death Of A Moth Virginia Wolff Analysis

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The death of a Moth by Virginia Wolff
I think the essay is very beautifully written, yet I find it to be very dark. Virginia Wolff suffered from depression and other personal issues, and I really think this is something that shines through in the essay. The essay is about the simplicity of life and death. The life of the moth represents the life of humans. In spite of this simplicity, the author also wants to remind us of the power of death. Life can be taken away from us at any moment of time, and this will in fact happen to everyone at some point. Even though the essay portrays something as simple, and perhaps insignificant, as a moth, and its journey through life, the story really caught me. I got the experience that I was there with the
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