Through greatness one must die to be remembered as a legend. The poem allows Death to voice that he doesn't reflect gory, but glory. Death speaks of the runner as a champion, but justifies that in life; victors fade and become meaningless in the eyes of the masses: So set, before the echoes fade, the fleet foot on the sill of shade. Death was able to set the runner free before he would face humiliation of witnessing his prestige fade
“Because I am afraid of death I will go as best I can to find Utnapishtim”. (16) With this we understand that Gilgamesh is terrorized and at the same time intrigued with the ways of life. There is a plant that grows, Gilgamesh understands that this certain plant has the power to make your life eternal, “it has a prickle like a thorn, like a rose; it will wound your hands, but if you succeed in taking it, then your hands will hold that which restores his lost youth to a man”. (22) Gilgamesh became aware there is no way of avoiding death, because immortality is unachievable. Even though he found out the hard way he understands the way of life.
Death comes for everyone and there is no easy way to prepare for it. The only thing to do is to live your life to the fullest and treasure every moment and experience that you have. It is not taking anything for granted and always doing the best you can at everything you set your mind to, and achieving the goals you have set for yourself. This poem puts out the idea that it is okay for a person to die young, where in our society we grieve most when it is our young that die. We feel that they did not get to live out their life or experience more, to live out their life goals, to have families, to travel, and to make their life.
True friends will help in any time of need no matter the time, place, reason, they will always follow through. Death is the final stage, the final stage of one’s life, the end of making new memories. It brings uncontainable sorrow into people’s lives, and it’s hard to understand it. That is why someone in mourning needs friends to wrap around them and recollect the fond memories of the deceased and make the mourners joyful once more. That is why it is important to mourn the passing of a loved one; nevertheless, it is of equal importance to embrace the joyful memories of that person and keep their spirit in our
This shows that he believes that life and death are intertwined. This reminds me of the Yin-Yang symbol. Then he says "When I die I must give life." This shows hos belief in what death is. It’s not a losing of your spirit or soul.
The individual is pointing out one of his right, but the institution ignores it and insisted that the Valium was necessary for the individual, and to try and sleep. The individual feels as if he can’t say anything against the institution he feels trapped. The individual is protected by religious institution, legal institution and also a little bit of the medical institution. Towards the end of the play, the individual goes to court for his right to die. After fighting against the institution, the judge gives his orders and says “I shall therefore make an order for him to set free” this indicates that the institutions finally agree with the individual’s right to die after the court case.
Harrison gives us some form of backstory for each of the characters except for the narrator. This is a very deliberate technique used to try and emotionally attach us to these characters before they are abruptly removed from the story as if they never existed. “Better out of it.” Harrison gets the reader to believe that if a soldier is killed in battle or dies from a disease that they are better off than if they were still alive, but by still applying a backstory albeit small to the characters who die we are made to feel like the narrator as he sees all his comrades fall one by one around
Primarily, he’s hoping that the wise folk in Byzantium will consume his soul. Once in Byzantium, our speaker starts thinking about death. Hmm….pleasant, right? Well, yes, actually. In Byzantium, death becomes something that can be thought about realistically (which is a big improvement over our speaker’s old home).
Hamlet emphasizes “Devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep. No more-and by a sleep to say we end” (Hamlet). And He means that the scariest part of death is not knowing what exactly it’s going to be like. We shouldn’t let the fear of death go past us but to always have hope.
He asks if it is “Nobler to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” – life – passively, and simply endure the pain, or to be active in your protests and end your own life. He then proceeds to compare death to sleeping, and contemplates the end of suffering and questions that it might bring to him, or as he put it: “the heartache and the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to”. It is at this point that he decides that suicide would be the desirable course of action, but then realizes that there is more to the question, such as, what will happen in the afterlife.