But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human. So she was turned into a pillar of salt. So it goes.”(Vonnegut 22). Although he managed to accept his wife’s death, this event caused him a lot of pain. This shows that if you have the right mindset, you can learn to endure hardships and become a happier
This poem "Lucinda Matlock" was a preference of my own because it shows how much Lucinda went through in her life with many situations and she still had the right mindset to say that she loved life in other words. This poem is really interesting because it talks about many sad and bad situations that she went through and she managed to get through them no matter what. This poem relates to the world we live in because there are many people that are going through situations like hers or even worse and even when they are at their worst, they still want to live life to the fullest. Sometimes we do have our ups and downs just like anyone else, but some of us take those situations differently than others. We all need to learn to have a positive mindset
What Misses. Matlock saw as the main goal of life was embrace life the way it was and love it. Quite often people make whatever situation s/he is in worse by simply being upset about what is going on, but even though it is challenging, having an accepting attitude like Lucinda can be very beneficial in trying to make a bad situation better. At the age of ninety-six Lucinda had succeeded what she saw as life's goal and passed on leaving behind a very important message on her epigraphy. Davis’ opinion of what the goal of life is to die.
“The Scarlet Ibis” Paragraph Kaitlyn In the short story, “The Scarlet Ibis”, by James Hurst, there are many symbols shown throughout the entirety of the story but, the most prominent one is death. This gives light to another concept of taking those we love for granted and treating them like dirt when we should be loving them because, they won't always be there. This is shown multiple times as the story progresses and you see more and more into what was supposed to be a shorter life for Doodle. “Everybody thought he was going to die-everybody except Aunt Nicey, who had delivered him...But he didn't die, and when he was three months old, Mama and Daddy decided they might as well name him.¨, This gives notice that death was supposed to
The nature of life and death is observed in “The Jade Peony” by Wayson Choy, using eloquent expressions of the way in which one can come to understand death, the acceptance of it, and the meaning that can be held once someone has passed away. As a young child, Sek-Lung has difficulty understanding his grandmother’s speaking of death. He describes the moment it became clear she would die narrating, “I fell against her and cried, and there in my crying I knew she would die,” (Choy, 4) As the reader listens from Sek-Lung’s perspective, they can relate to either Grandmama, who greets death like an old friend, or Sek-Lung, who is beginning to grasp this new concept. Grandmama personifies death, saying, “That is my body fighting with Death. He is in this room now,” (4).While she describes it as a battle, she also seems to hold a sense of peace with the concept.
This is magnified when Peabody arrives to check on her and describes her as if, “she has been dead these ten days” as “her face is wasted away so that the bones draw just under the skin in white lines” (38,5). Peabody’s description symbolizes the lack of life that Addie possessed near the end, showing how a person can still be alive but not exist. Through Darl’s narration of Addie’s death Faulkner again uses imagery to depict the uncertainty of identity and existence, “Her eyes, the life in them; the two flames glare up for a steady instant. Then they go out as though someone had leaned down and blown upon them” (43). It is Addie’s death that inspires the characters to question the strength of existence; Jewel fuels his emotions into loving his horse, Vardaman thinks himself into talking gibberish and thinks of his mother as a fish, and Darl believes that Addie no longer exists, “I cannot love my mother because I have no mother” (86).
Each of the protagonists in Lawson’s stories show a level of resilience which suggests that they have not stopped struggling against their circumstances. Henry Lawson’s short stories, The Bush Undertaker and The Drover’s Wife, demonstrate characters being overall defeated by the harshness of their situations. Each protagonist is physically and psychologically damaged by their circumstances. They are not happy with their current lifestyles, and would change them if they had the power to. However, they do continue to fight through their difficulties.
Deep within every person there is a sense of fear that terrifies them for life. In Edgar Allen Poe’s story “The Fall of the house of Usher”, the narrator enters the home of a lifelong friend, Usher, who has fallen to the fear he has held within him. Usher’s twin sister, Madeline, has Usher on edge thinking that she is dead. When they bury her, she comes back to life and takes him away to die with him. They are the last two of the family of Ushers.
We are all destined to die one day, we are all only here for a period of time, for a purpose and after we have fulfilled our purpose God takes us. The short story “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall,” by Katherine Anne Porter discusses an older lady known as Granny Weatherall who is very sick and on her deathbed. Katherine Anne Porter does a great job in describing what it is like to be on the deathbed since Katherine herself was once in that situation. Katherine Porter is so detailed in the way she describes Granny’s last days of life and I can imagine this is what it is like for those who die of old age. We have all seen someone we loved pass away and it is a very hard thing to see.
While the idea of death was frequent in her life, it soon became one of the foremost themes in Dickinson’s poetry. While Emily included the theme of death in her poetry, no two poems have exactly the same understanding of death, however. Death is sometimes soft, sometimes threatening, and sometimes simply inescapable. In “I heard a Fly buzz – when I died –,” Emily describes and explores the physical process of dying. In “Because I could not stop for Death –,“ she embodies death, and introduces the process of dying as the simple realization that there is eternal life, and a heaven after one’s journey of life has ended.
The first stanza of Emily Dickinson’s poem “I Felt a Funeral, in my Brain” hones in on the noxious idea of Dickinson’s own death, through creating a sad and dark mood. The first line, “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain,” talks about a loss of memories and images in her brain (1). It is as if her thoughts are gone from her mind, the most central and essential part of the body, and she is saying goodbye to them, like a funeral does for a person. Because she is a writer, not being able to express herself through words, which she uses her brain for, would be a nightmare for her. Dickinson’s diction choices, such as “treading” and “sense breaking through” portray an internal fight occurring, with sense finally being the concept to tip her over, making