Steve Jobs Hamlet Rhetorical Analysis

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Steve Jobs’ assertion, “ Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart,” is valid because by remembering that in the end, we will all die. We should not contain our way of thinking and how we want to live life. By remembering that life is short, our minds will begin to think differently and perceive life differently. Death will always remind us to live life and push the boundaries and not look back. Many people share the same point of view as Steve Jobs. People such as Robert Ebert agree that death is imminent and that death always pushes us to our boundaries. Ebert also believes that death forced him to see his life in different ways. Ebert asserts, “When I am writing my problems become invisible and I am the same person I always was. All is well. I am as I should be.” (par.18) Ebert’s fatal cancer had forced him to look at life differently. Instead of looking for happiness in other things, he was able to find happiness by focusing on the things he has now. His assertion is agrees with Jobs’ assertion because Ebert no longer is constricted by his thoughts. Death has pushed him to be more open and more receiving of the other…show more content…
Hamlet from Hamlet asserts, “To die, to sleep-- No more--and by a sleep to say we end The heartache, and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to. ‘Tis a consummation.” (Act 3, Sc 1) Hamlet believes that death is the only way out. Death is to be embraced because it is the only way to escape the pain from this world. Death was an eye opener in a different way to Hamlet. It forced him to think differently, but in a way where his actions are very careless. Death affected Hamlet a different way from the first example. Hamlet did not cherish what he had; instead, he became very careless and did whatever he
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