Part 2: Analysis of the Death of the Moth: The author’s consideration of life and death through death of a moth. A “bead of pure life”, the moth, which Virginia Woolf values is her determined symbol of the being. (106) The author uses narration of her own individual experience in observation of struggling insect in order to illustrate best the idea carried in the story. She shows how a moth flies from one end of the window to the other and at latter on, it lays pathetically on the window panel, waiting for its fate. There is quite a great lesson to be learnt in this story as will be seen in this writing.
This is shown within Barrett Browning’s first sonnet as she ponders on Theocritus, who sings about love as Elizabeth Barrett Browning considers her own hopeless and worthless existence. The poem mentions in abundance of mortality in the societal context of that time. Death is personified as a reflection of how death was so common it was domesticated. The volte brings vivid movement and energy to the sonnet as death is revived in the form of “A shadow across me”. The “mystic shape did move” as it draws Elizabeth Barrett Browning “backward by the hair”.
For example he personifies death, which accentuates the sense of fear in the writing and adds potency. In the quote ‘the night-mare LIFE-IN-DEATH was she’ he uses personification by portraying death as a woman. This is alarming because death is a lifeless and dark thing so conveying it as a person is considerably unexpected. For most people death is an immensely unnerving and painful subject but it is inexperiencable to any living being. So being faced with it as a living, breathing person is powerfully frightening.
Therefore, Golding explores the fragility of order in a society under stress. He also expresses this through constantly referring to the conch as fragile such as in the line ‘the fragile white conch’, emphasizing that civility can be lost any moment. This is also shown when the conch smashes to pieces, now representing broken civility and chaos. At this point, Piggy also dies. ‘Piggy was dead and the conch smashed to powder’ enforces that Piggy represented the need for science and intellectual endeavour in society so the break of both of these symbols at the same time shows a sudden corruption of civilisation.
An Analytical Review of corruption's ability to induce death and mortality In Hamlet For centuries, humanity has been intrigued by the profound discussion about death and the undefined inevitable state of mortality it presents. Death is often foreseen as the separation between the soul or spiritual being, and the biological compound of the human body. Factors which cause death can derive from the gradual onset of natural physical deterioration of the surrounding anatomy and mental capacity, much like the progressive evolution of corruption in a diseased state. Vulnerability can also lead to exterior instances of mortal exacerbation such as murder, suicide and accidental killings that are caused by a third party. In the play Hamlet, Shakespeare uses the theme of corruption to metaphorically represent the deterioration of each Character’s physiological well being and state of mind when exposed to corruption that ends in death.
Families are full of love and hope but to annihilate that all is a complete act of putrid evil and hate. War gives illusional rights to these inhumane beings that these acts are a part of life which they aren’t. Natural death should be the cause of all these lives, not innocent murder. War is the reason these families blood has been spilt. After all these past events, the 1800’s wars, The Boer War, WWI, WWII and The Cold War, you’d think we’d all have learnt our lesson that war was destroying people, along with the world.
Virginia herself drowned herself by placing stones in her pockets and drowning herself. In both stories the authors feel weak in some way, shape or form. In A Chase, the author is placed in a position where she will inevitably lose to a man who is equally as quick and her once striving ego starts diminishing upon realizing that he’s going to catch her. In The Death of a Moth, Virginia felt pity for the moth because of how insignificant and small the moth was compared to death. Both stories are significantly different but both run the themes of death, acceptance and presentable
However, the authors use different writing styles that demonstrate the different outlook on the characters, thus creating the illusion that Poe's character in "A cask Of Amontialldo" is crazier then Faulkener's character in a "Rose For Emily." The characters take extreme measurements to protect their pride, even if it means murder. The authors both like to use a lot of foreshadowing throughout the story that lets the reader know death is coming. Faulkner uses a out of order timeline to tell his story, and Poe uses hints throughout his story. Faulkner has death in the readers mind by starting out with "When Miss Emily Grierson died, our whole town went to her funeral," (Faulkner) already giving the death theme before the reader knows anything.
He’s had enough misery, thanks to you”’ (37). Immediately, Truus is connected to Anton’s family’s deaths. However, the environment, which has a sliver of light in a sea of darkness, reflects the complexity of her actions, which are not entirely dark either. Truus herself attempts to justify the assassination in the name of light: “‘Hate is the darkness, that’s no good. And yet we’ve got to hate Fascists, and that’s considered perfectly all right.
Self Destruction "There are seeds of self destruction in all of us that will bear only unhappiness if allowed to grow." -Dorothea Brande. Self-destruction is the act or process of destroying oneself or itself (TheFreeDictionary). Self-destruction is known in many forms. Some of the more common forms are suicide, eating disorders and depression.