We have all seen someone we loved pass away and it is a very hard thing to see. Reading this short story makes me think of what my grandma went through when she was on her last days of life.
A significant theme of Station Eleven is life and death. The text explores death on a personal but also on a universal level. On a personal level, the reader gains an insight into the life of actor Arthur Leander before he reached his death. It appears that Arthur is the character in the text that connects the remaining characters together once he has died. As a result, his death causes personal consequences and affects on the lives of those that are left behind, both in a positive and negative sense.
The fictional world is full of chaos, as people tend to prefer unstable theories to countless philosophies. Specifically, there is a literary shift from linearity and order to randomness and fragmentation. Consequently, Postmodernist writers understand that their works are subject to interpretation; however, they believe that the flexibility of understanding in texts is the basis for the development of innovative ideas in society. Moreover, Kurt Dinan writes in a nonlinear, flexible fashion by writing with a component of Mystery. Subsequently, the reader can make different predictions on what will occur throughout Don’t Get Caught, and the ability to predict and analyze uniquely is one of the principal ideals of Postmodernist literature.
Rhetorical Analysis of “Monsters and the Moral Imagination” Many people believe monsters are imaginary creatures that are seen in movies or even for others, it could be a serial killer that was heard about on the news. Stephen T. Asma wrote “Monsters and the Moral Imagination” which “first appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education in October 2009” (Hoffman 61). Asma, who is a professor of philosophy, examines how different individual’s perceptions of a monster can be different depending on the era or even events happening around them. In “Monsters and the Moral Imagination,” Stephen T. Asma wrote a nonfiction, persuasive article for an educated and possibly specialized audience to examine how the idea of monsters have changed over time, what could be the motivation to create them, or even how life experiences could change an individual’s perceptions. Asma shows that his article was written for an educated or specialized audience by his continual use of complex vocabulary, as well as the place of which the article was first published.
In “Tupac and My Non-Thug Life” by Jenee Desmond-Harris, the author writes about how the death of a famous rapper impacted her life. The author first talks about how the day she found out Tupac had passed affected her. The authors mind was thinking about things like her dance routines and exercise techniques. However, after coming home for the day the utterance or the words: “Your friend died” “You know that rapper you and Thea love so much!” from her mother made the whole day change and feelings of remorse and sadness follows. (42) The author gives a feeling of sorrow and remorse as she writes about the weekend after this terrible revelation.
Now she touched it, bending to pick up a broken branch, wrapping it with her handkerchief.” (p.179) This quote demonstrates how Bekah felt over the death of her cousin and love of her life. The emotions that she manifests over Custis’s death are described in the following quote. “He watched her go back down to the streaming hillside, an awkward, shapeless figure in the too-large boots, dignified by grief.” (p.180) Even the soldier who led Bekah to the body of Custis can clearly see how his death affected her. In conclusion, the book, The Slopes of War by N. A Perez, portrays multiple conflicts faced in the Civil War. Perez uses excerpts from passages of the novel to demonstrate various difficulties faced by both armies and Bekah, both a civilian and Union soldier’s
Death will touch each individual over the course of their lives. Whether it is a family member, friend, or stranger, most will face the idea of death before their time comes. In the case of Sek-Lung, a youthful character who has recently moved with his family, it was his grandmother. As he recalls the event, the audience receives insight into how each human perceives death differently, and the ways in which they live according to this. 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.
He stole the wrong grandma’s golf cart. The leaves were just starting to fall when I got the phone call. “Alma’s golf cart was stolen.” I felt my heart speed up at the thought of my poor grandmother sitting at home alone with a thief right outside her door. My palms started sweating as my mother started describing the events. “It was stolen along with a container of gas about an hour ago.
If people have the right to live, then do they have the right to die? Is it okay to end someone’s life in order to end his/her pain and suffering? These are two of the biggest questions nowadays and I am here to take my stand on this issue. People are easily confused with this due to the fact that on one hand, we know that it is wrong to take a person’s life. On the other hand, it is difficult to see them suffering and in pain for a longer period of time.
She was then rushed to the nearest hospital in San Pedro Sula while she was still inside the coffin. Dr. Claudia Lopez who attended Perez told local reporters, “The whole family rushed in, almost breaking the door down, carrying the girl in her casket. Furthermore, Dr. Lopez tried everything she could to revive the teenager but she was dead. “They put her back in the coffin and took her away again, back to the cemetery,” she added. The doctor believed that Perez experienced a severe panic attack that possibly stopped her heart activity when she collapsed the night she was suspected of being possessed by an evil spirit.