I have grown afraid of death so I roam the steppe." (Gilgamesh,93). Gilgamesh was affected deeply by Enkidu death, however he did not realize that if he were granted immortality he would constantly face the death of his loved ones and close friend, as he did with Enkidu. He would have to watch everyone around him die and he would still be living. His fear of death led him on a journey to find immortality but what he did not understand at the time is that death should not be feared; every living thing has to die.
The other thought Victor had about suicide was, “In that hour I should die and at once satisfy and extinguish his malice.”(Shelley 158). He wanted to live no longer because the monster threatened him and he was just done with life. “Feels very sad, down, empty or hopeless.’(NIMH). Victor felt sad during this time because “I thought of Elizabeth, of my father, and of Clerval.”(Shelley 162). Victor was long away from his “sister”, his dad and his friend, he just wanted to see his family and friend.
Without coming clean” (Wiesenthal 53). It indicates that Karl really sought for redemption before his final breathe. Simon became his last chance to make everything back into right track and requested a peaceful death. Another instance demonstrated Karl’s repentance was that he remembered he shot the family to death when they jumping out from the window of the burning house. That image remained in his mind and tortured him mentally until his very last second of life.
Henry pondered, “He now thought that he wished he was dead. He believed that he envied those men whose bodies lay strewn…” (65). He was very paranoid of what would happen to him in the future and he feared that he will become a body on the ground. Although Henry was doubtful at the beginning of the novel, he soon became certain that he could do it. He has realized that he has been through tough situations and became mature about his problems.
They have limitations towards what concerns about their dream, having their very own ranch; which tragic and sad is how the writer of this so called novella portrays this final chapter using the dream so Lennie could have a happy defeat. Furthermore George accomplishes this hard task leading Lennie to a happy ending as he dies, which is a horrible, but noble thing to do in this tragedy and he knows it, but in his limited world it was the only thing he could do for his friend, kill him on a merciful way. "look acrost the river you can almost see." And as Lennie says, "Let's get that place now," George thinks that if he is able to reproduce a delighted and overjoyed final for his friend will make it some how okay, maybe is his guilt what makes him have this belief or maybe his noble aims; but he knows that this is an awful but correct thing to do to generate a greater good in this twisted world in which they live that can be well compared to reality. Their american dream stays as that just a dream, since the limitation of their a complex world make it to hard to be able to fulfil this goal.
What though before us lies the open grave? Like men we'll face the murderous, cowardly pack, Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back!”(Claude Mckay, 1919) This piece of the poem talks about how they will fight back and won’t die like cowards and stand up for themselves because they are tired of getting killed for whatever reason. Last, Mr.Mckay is talking about how many people have died scared and haven’t shown no sense of how strong they can be if they fight even if something is going to go wrong. I know this because in the text it states “ “If we must die, let it not be like hogs, Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot, While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs, Making their mock at our accursèd lot”. (Claude Mckay ,1919 ) This sentence talks about how they should not let anyone treat them like whoever and also do whatever you can to try and get help also fight back and stand your
Although it doesn’t sound like a sacrifice, it is. George had to kill Lennie to avoid being confronted by Curley and Carlson, who were both set on killing Lennie themselves. George knows that when he kills Lennie that he and Lennie will finally be at peace, when he quotes on page 106, “No Lennie, look down there acrost the river, like you can almost see the place.” This shows how George knows that when Lennie dies, he will live on in the peaceful place that he and George had imagined. George had to sacrifice Lennie for his own well being, and it was definitely not an easy thing to do, especially considering everything they had been through. Life isn’t always fair for people.
He like all humans is going to die someday, it is inevitable he needs to sit back and enjoy the simple things life has to offer. He’s become so focused on his fear of death, he has lost sight of enjoying his life in the present. She attempts to persuade him to abandon his quest and go back home but she is unsuccessful. She gives him direction to Urshanabi’s house, a man who will take him to Utnapishtim. After a tough journey Gilgamesh makes it to Utnapishtim, who tells him the story of the flood and how although men will die humankind will continue as the Gods vowed never to destroy them again.
The stories had drastically different end results, characters, symbols, and plot; however, no matter the differences between a story, stories can still share the same message. In the story Freezing by Peter Stark, the character finds danger as his car no longer works and he needs to travel the 6 mile distance to his friends. Extreme hypothermia sets in and he battles to make it. His friends find him near death and he manages to become revived. In the story To Build a Fire by Jack London, the main character embarks through the Yukon with his dog to meet “the boys”, but ultimately dies as a result of many setbacks and mistakes including hypothermia and ignorance of instinct.
His experiences whether they were negative or positive they became a part of him and a lesson for him. However, after deciding to not pursue the idea of becoming a doctor because death followed him in the hospital. Eduardo was faced with bad news. His brother Roger was brain dead, but he never wanted to let go of his hand. Loosing a family member was the part that will connect the readers to Eduardo because he introduced how dreams can and cannot be achieved, but he showed how the death of a family member can take a toll on you.
One reason as to why the main character was brought to his death was when he brought to his final panic. When forced to acknowledge reality for one of the first times on this journey, the man began to think about the lack of feeling and the deathly frozen portions of his body, along with the severity of them (London 90). If he were to have kept these negative thoughts out of his mind, the main character may have been able to think more clearly and resourcefully in order to find a new source of action. Next, the man gave up when he thought about the boys back at camp finding his body later on. “Suddenly he [the main character] found himself with them [the boys], coming along the trail and looking for himself” (London 90).
He reacted the way he did for the simple impulse of escaping his death. That is the reason why he fled the second battle. I believe the fear and the thought of death scared him beyond the point of him thinking rationally about his decision of staying or running off from the battle. He decided to run off from the fear of dying in battle get away from him.
The fear of death got so intense that men ultimately thought death was the only way to escape. Death wasn’t only feared in a scared way, sometimes it was in a way that made men evil, Mitchell Sanders tells Alpha Company a story of a man who fled from his platoon to go and sleep with a Red Cross nurse only to return days later, excited more than ever about being back in combat because everything else was to peaceful and he wanted to hurt people again. Nightmares are feared by many people in society today but we have a way to escape and still live our lives. What happens when you live in your nightmare like every man in Vietnam did, not knowing when or how death was going to come for you, and knowing the only way of escaping that hell was to kill whatever stood in your way, to be wounded severely, or to give up life
Imagine Lack of Imagination One would not think that imagination would be vital in the numbing Yukon, however in Jack London’s “To Build a Fire”, the narrator proves just how much even a puny amount of imagination will help a man in the extreme cold; through ignoring old advice, lack of common sense, and inexperience with nature’s instinct, one man will face death’s door in the cool dark depths of the Yukon. Before the man departed for his journey, he had visited a wise old man (who had taken the journey across the Yukon before) for advice about the trip. The man had said to travel with a partner and to not underestimate the cold, but the man had laughed at his advice; now that he was in the Yukon he was literally freezing to death: “Perhaps
For Rais, saving the man who had tried to kill him was the first step in a grander, more messianic mission of trying to save his new country from itself. He had begun to believe that Stroman was a victim, part of a stratum of American society that had, in all the important ways, ground to a halt one generation after the next sinking into a hopeless cycle of poverty, drug and alcohol dependency, and toxic resentment. Stroman is living his last life in cell and awaited for his death. He knew that he is going to die but still not worried for that. He is in a brave manner to face anything that comes before him.