"Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" Essay

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Dylan Thomas, “ Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night.” In life, some people are unfortunate to have to experience the death of a loved one. Losing someone you love can be unconceivable to some people, as they can’t imagine losing that person at all. In Dylan Thomas’ poem, “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night.”, he is going through the unconceivable in having to watch a loved die. He goes through having to watch his father go through a very slow death. But in hind’s sight, he wants his father to fight for his life and not give in. Emotionally, having to watch someone die is the worst thing that can happen to anyone. It is excruciating being that the person has no way to help this person while they are in pain. Although we are set to face imminent death one day, you always hold to the hope that you will continue to live as long as you can. This is what Dylan was trying to express to his father on his dying bed as he says, “Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day, rage, rage against the dying of the light.” Dylan’s father was a soldier, and as his son, he saw his father as a figure that could never die. As most kids do when they see their dads. The feel that’s their superhero and he has superhuman strength and nothing could break their spirit. In the poem, as Dylan is pleading with his father not to give in, he is trying to remind him of how strong he was always considered him to be. How he fought so many battles and has come home even stronger as he says, “Good men, the last wave by crying how bright. Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, Rage, rage, against the dying of the light.” When people are old and in the dying state, they pretty much have given up on life. They have sought come to the conclusion that this now their fate and they should face it with a brave heart and not show

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