He said that not knowing what was in store for us after dying made people anxious of death. There 's uncertainty on whether there is really life after death. In the book, it is apparent how the Dark Lord wanted to master death because of his fear of dying. He consequently, Morris said, had used that same fear as his weapon in order to conquer
Dylan Thomas is a Welch poet who deals with themes such as life, death and time. He is most known for his poem “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night”, which is a villanelle directed at his dying father, asking him not to die peacefully, but to leave his impression on the world and to go out with a bang. Additionally, another poem by Thomas which deals with the concept of death, and the force of time is “The Force That through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower”. When comparing and analyzing these two poems by this poet, the reader can observe his particular use of metaphors, repetition and imagery to convey his inner feelings towards death and its cyclical nature. Throughout both poems, the writer makes use of these poetic devices in similar and contrasting ways to relay to the reader his inner battle with the concept of death.
He talked about he wanted to relieve after death but there was still nightmare after death.After he finished his speech, he decided to live since he needs to finish his revenge. The whole speech we could feel death and painful and he is lacking of h. Compare to live and death, live is much more better than death for Hamlet. Shakespeare expressed his idea through Hamlet about the ultimate decision of his life. it 's such a literal image of what the whole play is about. Hamlet 's basic problem is whether he should live or kill himself.
His madness effect on his judgment and makes him to become obsessed with the death; even he sees death as the only way to take revenge. We can see that Hamlet explores death in every facet of the play from many different angles and how he develops his definition of death from the materially to morality perspective. At the end of the play, Hamlet reaches his goal– avenges his father’s murder– and kills the king, but it costs his own life and life of many others. The last word of dying Hamlet to Horatio is “the rest is silence” (5.2.356) and by this, he may mean that he eventually found peace in death and became free of his
Hector and Achilles both strive for arete and honor, but they have very different intentions and motivations behind this. Hector fights for honor for all Trojans, and to protect his family from falling with Troy. He expresses his feelings of a need to fulfill his duties in Book 6 Extract J ADD QUOTE NEAR LINE 155 OF EXTRACT J. Achilles, on the other hand, fights more for personal honor and glory. He could not bare to think of his name being forgotten. This is what drove him to become courageous and fight in the war, abandoning his other potential fate, where he could have lived a long happy life.
This inner war raged on for many years and still today I feel the effects. The Poem “Dulce Et Decorum Est” describes the feeling of war and the reality of it. It shows the choices that the people who served had to make, to go to the war and be seen as “honorable”, or stay safe and unharmed at home, but be seen as a coward. A similar feeling is conveyed in my personal experiences, do I become the person that I want to be, or do I make the choice to please others. The line “Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori” translates to “It is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country,” it is used in the contexts of the poem that nothing is what it seems.
It is also strongly influenced by the closeness of the relationships. “Stop All The Clocks” is an immediate response to death, this is demonstrated through “Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come” as a funeral takes place soon after a person 's death. The tone of the poem exhibits anger and frustration; when demanding silence, in the first stanza, Auden uses imperatives displaying anger “Stop” “Silence” “Prevent.” He repeats his use of imperatives in the last stanza “put out” “pack up,” I can empathise with Auden as anger is a common response to death as the feeling of loss can be excruciating. He is unaware that, the feeling will eventually ease and he will only occasionally think of loss with happiness. Auden is unable to see a future and follows the five imperatives with a poignant declarative “For nothing now can ever come to any good” Auden does this to communicate the anger and sadness he is feeling.
To keep Thebes safe, Oedipus must be buried with the proper rites near the city. For Oedipus himself, salvation comes in the form of going to death after a long life of suffering. In this case, death also takes on an empowering role. The Chorus pleads Oedipus’ case stating that he has experienced grievous misery and, referring to the hand of death, ask that “some power, some justice, grant him glory” (Oedipus at Colonus, 1775-78). In the final years of Oedipus’ life he is granted some faculty in the larger scheme of fate due to the effects his burial place will have on the city nearest to his body.
Owen paints the episode of agony as the narrator watches his fellow soldier. At the end of the poem the narrator reflects on the meaning and importance of dying in combat. He comes to the realization that war is not heroic, and it is not worth dying for one’s country. The poem puts forth an accurate representation and critique of what it is like to die in battle. Owen’s background and death provide key insights about his stance against heroism in war.
In the poem “Death, be not proud”, John Donne presents a speaker that illustrates his personal beliefs on the theme of death by personifying death as a living entity and speaking with “death” directly. In doing so, the speaker adequately conveys his personal feelings towards death and its lack of power over human life. This can be seen within the very first line of the poem, where the speaker begins with the statement “Death, be not proud”(). Here the speaker is addressing “Death” and his pride over his supposed power to take human life and how he believes this pride lacks merit. Line three also demonstrates this same opinion concerning death when he exclaims “for those whom thou think’st thou dost overthrow die not” ().