Virginia Woolf's Essay 'Death Of A Moth'

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I believe that in Virginia Woolf’s essay “Death of a Moth” the author is using the moth to symbolize a human life and one’s struggle with death. She describes the energy at which the moth is fluttering in the window sill much like how we as people move through our lives unnoticed to the rest of the world with all the other things that go on in it. Though in a shortened span, when compared to a human life the moth lives its insignificant life on the window up until its battle with death. Much like a person trying to hold on to life the moth fights with everything it has but in the end death takes its toll. Overall I think her message is that we all have fleeting lives that have little effect on the rest of the world and death comes to us
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