Death Anxiety Theory

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Death continues to remainas one of the biggest threatsand a great challenge to humanity. It is a single global event which affects all the human beingsin unrecognized modes. Due to the distinguished capability of human being in terms of social construction and meaning-making, it has developedas a very dynamic and complex system, which involvessocietal, psychological, biological, , spiritual and cultural factors. Whatever may be the definition we link to death,death is always around us and continues to be a part of our culture, and we all haveopenly embraced it. This report throws light widely on the theory of death in American poetry with particular reference to the contribution of three poets namely William Bryant, Robert Frost
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There only existed scant literature on death acceptance. The study conducted by Ray and Najman(1974) was the initial one instrumental in developing a new measure with regards to the death acceptance. Theydetermined that it had a less, but major positive adjustmentin the two scales of death anxiety (311). The evolvement of the co-presence of death acceptance and death anxiety is vitalas it shows a conflicted attitude and elemental ambivalent towards death. It is evident that it is not easy to handle the problem of death anxiety aboutour individualdeath. Irrespective of how vague and remote, the significance of thedeath of a beloved one or self will always remain unsettledas it upsets the flow of a person’s life.Still, astrongly developed system in death acceptance will control death anxiety at a low level thus preventing it from interrupting our everyday…show more content…
“Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” is usuallyconsidered as Frost 's masterpiece (Gallons, 39). In the poem,the authordiscusses the misery and confusion a man goes through when affected by distress and death is the only possibility he requires. For whatever cause, he is distressed, and his desperation is about to drive him to the edge and end his life.Clint Stevens thinks that the poem is “by no means the most psychologically enriched poem Frost ever wrote, yet in its austerity and clarity we as readers only benefit
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