Everyone has to face death. There are some people who fear death because it will take them away from their loved ones and rip them off what they have earned throughout their life, such as money, honor, and power. However, there are people claiming that they do not fear death since they have experienced many wonderful moments in their lifetime. Death sounds so terrifying because it means an end of someone’s life. Reading Epicurus’ “Letter to Menoeceus”, I will argue that a reason to not fear death is that we do not exist anymore after we die.
Death seems more welcoming, inviting the reader to see things his/her way. “Come with me and I’ll tell you a story. I’ll show you something” (544). This line makes death seem to be also compassionate, always wanting to tell a story to the readers about amazing people he/she has observed throughout life. Since death is a mirror of mankind through the human traits he shows, it makes readers able to see the human race as a whole through Death’s stories which help the reader understand the paradoxical message.
Emily Dickinson was one of the writers about the romanticism. Emily Dickinson had different perspective of death from everyone else. In “I could not stop for Death” and “I heard a fly buzz-when I died”, she describes death not as a scary thing, but as a living thing that could be annoying, kind, helpful, or a friend. When Emily Dickinson wrote,“Because i could not stop for death he kindly stopped for me. ” She used “he” for death personifying him.
Therefore when Death’s own metaphorical time comes he must bring himself to death. On page 543, Death says, “And remain.” Death will be all that remains, and so he must come for himself metaphorically at the end of things. “I am haunted by humans,” are Death’s ending words on page 550. Death meets humans. He becomes attached to them, and then one day he must collect their soul when they die.
Isabella Churchill Ms. Jonte AP Language 10 December, 2015 On Natural Death The concept of death is vague and incomprehensible. On natural death begs the question of if death actually is painful or if it is only minute and diminutive. Lewis Thomas illustrates to his audience the conceptual idea of death being small. He begins with people's view of versus his own. People have a preconceived idea of how they best way to die and the ways to deal with the pain of death, that may or may not even be there.
Death is now being pitied when the speaker says in line 4, “poor Death.” As rest and sleep play a role in the poem, Death are those two pleasures of life, which now make him a pleasure when life is at an end. Likewise, Death not only is compared to the pleasures of life, he is portrayed as a slave to everything that kills but himself. Finally, the speakers last words in lines 13 through 14 acquire the meaning that Death is to be worried about dying and being forgotten. “Death, be not proud” feels as though it’s a gloomy setting because
Did the doctor really try and still have other treatments? J.C Willke M.D. said that "Words are important. It is common, when people approach this subject, to look for the meaning of the word 'euthanasia' and to recall that its translation means 'good death.' This should be ignored and rejected, as it has absolutely no validity in the contemporary scene.
Death is a natural process that will be experienced by everyone at some point, desirably at the end of a long, well lived life. The reality is that no one knows when that time will come or how it will happen. Unfortunately, for the terminally ill, death is in the near future and it is a sobering reality. Therefore, when that time comes, people need to know that they will have options, and the assurance that death does not have to be an agonizing end. They can choose to endure the annihilating pain that comes with the disease and allow it to take its natural course or choose to put an end to it, surrounded by those who love them.
Death of a loved one is always a cause for mourning. However, when a baby dies, there is a sadness that goes beyond normal grief. We are programmed to expect that the old outlive the young. When a person who has lived a full life passes away, there is a sense that everything is as it should be. When a baby passes, who has not even has the chance to experience life, his death seems meaningless.