The readers can even relate to Death because of the feelings he/she acquires through the actions of man in the book. Readers can see from Death’s point of view on why he’s haunted by humans, and it’s because of his/her confusion on how man is complicated in that it can be both brutal and also at the same time compassionate. Through this, Death provides a direct mirror view of mankind. By using second person authorial, readers are able to feel more connected within the book. Death seems more welcoming, inviting the reader to see things his/her way.
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.
Different cultures and religions view death differently and everyone’s stance on death varies. Death can be seen as horrific and sad but death can also be seen as relief or the next stage in life. Although there are different views on death, certain literary works discuss or display death in way that can be discussed and analyzed to better understand the meaning of the human experience concerning
Death, the observer has seen the start and will see humanity's end. Yet doesn't understand how something can be beautiful and ugly and the same time. Through observing Death has seen humanity’s worst and best. That is why Death is always over and underestimating the human race. Death wonders how words hold such power, being brilliant and damming.
4). This book can be helpful to a society, who has lost their relationship with death, and help them understand the consequence of love is grief. When a person experiences a death, they are afraid of the unknown, and the pain associated with grief. In his book, Grollman goes into great detail on how an individual might feel throughout certain stages of their grief. Shock is the first reaction when they learn of a loved one’s death.
Children experience death in many ways-whether it is a loss of a family member, friend or pet. Death has a tremendous impact on children and often generates what is referred to as a grief reaction (Corr, 2003), they way they respond to a loss. Discussing death with children can be a real concern and many tend to avoid it. Death is however an inevitable part of life and it is our responsibility to ensure our children are aware of it and know it’s okay to discuss it. If we introduce children to the topic of death, we can give them needed information, prepare them for a crisis, and help them when they are upset.
/ Enjoy any bright hour that lifts your soul to a bit of peace, / For in the path ahead, lying in wait for you, are shadows and grief and pain” (Iyaas ibn al-Arrat). This perspective suggests that one should live their life to enjoy themselves, since the journey after death is none too pleasant. Living in the moment, and living a long life are what this particular poet suggest, although others during that period would disagree. Another Jahiliyah poet Qatari ibn al-Fuja’ah approaches the same issue from the perspective that since the personified spectre Doom will arrive on a pre-ordained day, and thus one should seek to be courageous and not show weakness in the face of death, “So be still then, and face the onset of Death high-hearted, / for none upon earth are allowed to live forever. / No garment of praise is the cloak of old age and feebleness: / no praise for the cautious who bows like a reed in the storm.
Death the character is personified and is also the narrator, but actual death is show in the concept that all the character’s have of him. From the beginning Death is given the form of a person. Although he cannot be seen by those he is near, he is forever longing to speak or connect with them. Death demonstrates that by saying: “I waved. No one waved back” (P. 24).
What is the death? What happens after a person dies? How is it that a reoccurring experience like death is so vaguely understood? Granted that most people understand the concept of death in most people can explain the cause of death, however there still lies the fear of the unknown after death. What is most alarming is not just the unknown of death, but the reality of loss for the loved one who is left behind?
Death is an absolute in life. If one is living, then one will eventually die. For humans, death is one of the most important events we face. For some, it can be seen as a unifying force. Although not as prevalent today, in the times of ancient Sumeria, death was a common occurrence.