So I imagine in my mind a man looking down from heaven watching his body die. I think the writer is referring to himself as being beyond being saved, but he is still crying for help. When I read, “I was much farther out than you thought.” I think that the person he refers to as you, would be the person that he drank his alcohol with, and he is saying, I was a lot father gone than you thought I was. Then it goes on to say for the first time, “Not waving but drowning.” Which to me, it is said sarcastically, in a sense that he is crying out for help, “Poor chap, he always loved larking and now he’s dead… they said.” but no one believes him. The poem uses imagery about his death as drowning.
In addition, as Agamemnon is dying, if his wife closes his eyes he would have his peace finally. Instead, he is left lingering, looking at her. The journey Addie’s family takes her body is on depriving Addie’s of her peace, even after death. Book XI of the Odyssey also shows Elpenor, who died by falling of a roof, in it. Unlike Cash, Elpenor was irresponsibility drinking and falls to his death.
It’s dark, horrific, and grave. Allan Poe sets an atmosphere for a whole story just from the first lines, when he introduces the Red Death “The Red Death had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous. Blood was its Avatar and its seal - the redness and the horror of blood” (389). The eerie mood covers every words of the story, from the luxurious masquerade ball to the death of everyone attending in that ball.
Larry, while talking with Isabel uttered “the dead look so terribly dead when they’re dead.” (46). Obviously the sight of his dead friend was forever ingrained upon his memory. He goes on to say that when “a fellow who an hour before was full of life and fun and he’s lying dead. It’s all so cruel and meaningless. It’s hard not to ask yourself what life is all about; whether there’s any sense to it or whether its all a tragic blunder of blind fate” (47).
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Samuel Coleridge’s poem, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” describes a lamenting story about a sailor who, for no good reason, shoots down an albatross that was following his ship while sailing. The sight of an albatross is a considered a good omen to sailors. When the Ancient Mariner shot it down, killed it, and therefore placing a curse upon the crew for his awful deed. The telling of this story could possibly be as a result of an opium-induced stupor, instead of a morality lesson. It is well known that Coleridge began a drug habit as a child and severely debilitated him later on in life ("Poetry Foundation").
The fundamental desire for reputation and social validation of the heroes of the Illiad suggests a great significance placed on cult worship and everlasting fame. Poets help recreate these stories into legends in celebration of the heroes and their nobility in dying without fear. The Illiad’s recognition of the inevitability of death and its omnipresence in everything the heroes attempt to achieve is the core motivation for each of the heroic figures. Ultimately, the klea andrôn, or ‘the glories of these men’ live on through Homer’s epic tale, epitomising the rise and fall of the great heroes of Troy. Homer’s exploration of Achilles’ struggle for eternal glory establishes the main element of the Hero in ancient Greek culture as the immortalisation of his life in song or epic poetry.
Within Emily Dickinson’s life, many of her past friends and family past away around her on a regular basis, which could conclude to the reason why death is described as a usual and cherishable thing in ‘The last night that she lived.’ The second stanza reveals the intensity of the poet’s reaction to the death. The quote ‘We noticed the smallest things’ depicts the eeriness that is in the environment as death has caused everything to become still which makes the narrator notice the minor details. The quote also shows that after a death, people see the environment from a different perspective due to the emotions causing the smaller things to take emphasis. The third stanza discusses the poet's feelings about death. It portrays the poet's jealousy of the death Woman because she died peacefully while others has to live and face the ordeals of life.
The sailors dropped dead one by one after the two characters on a passing ship finished playing a game of dice. After they dropped dead, they all stared at the Mariner with an evil eye. “'I fear thee, ancient Mariner! / I fear thy skinny hand! / And thou art long, and lank, and brown, / As is the ribbed sea-sand.
Changing Trends in the Kikonzo Concept of Death: Cultural Losses and Gains The question of death as cessation of life, merely sleeping or passing on to the next world is an on-going discussion in almost all societies in the world across generations, especially when there is an alien perception challenging native belief. The concept of human death is perceived differently from one culture to another and from one generation to another. Every society – modern or traditional – has rituals associated with death. Mostly, the rituals performed are reflective of the tradition to which the deceased subscribed during his 1 life time. Close friends and/or relatives, especially those who subscribe to the same tradition, usually ensure that the rituals are performed.
The “copper sky” and “bloody sun” physically drain the accompanying sailors until they become too exhausted to wake up leaving the Mariner in agonizing isolation (Coleridge 111, 112). Ironically, the crewmen die from lack of hydration even though they are surrounded by water. Likewise, humans can drink endless amounts of water, but the only way to quench the thirst of the soul is through Jesus. A reminder that our actions not only affect us, but the people around us too, is the dead sailors. Sin has a ripple affect that leads to