Soon” Achilles doesn’t want to be without his partner, he knows he will be soon reunited. In the battle of Achilles in a rage and Hector for his life, Hector was slain down and in his last words where i=his own breath gave out it was replaced by a god that stated “You will not outlive me Achilles” the voice whispered then, “The days are few for you to walk the earth…. In your father’s house in Pthia they are preparing to mourn”. Achilles faces the likelihood of dying, and leaving mortality. Achilles doesn’t make or follow his conscience he
Morrie also shows Mitch that death isn’t something you should be afraid of, you should embrace it. Mitch won’t even accept that Morrie is dying until he helps him get into his chair and feels “the seeds of death inside of his shriveling frame”. These “seeds” are symbolic of the fact that Morrie is about to move onto something new. Seedlings bring new life, and Morrie is about to go on a life journey that he has never experienced before. Mitch now understands that Morrie’s death will bring him greater things.
Another example where Harry shows his bravery is on page 704, when Harry goes into the forest and waits for his death to come so that Voldermort will stop hurting other people. Bravery means for someone to possess or exhibit courage or courageous endurance, and when Harry asks for nobody to stop or help him duel Voldermort, because he has to do it himself and defeat him once and for all, Harry shows pure bravery. Another trait that shows how heroic Harry potter is shown on p. 643, when Harry is arguing with Ron and Hermione to see that he should go and fight Voldermort himself and not have them risk their lives. This shows that Harry has more concern for other people than himself, therefore being self-less or un-selfish. Once more on pages 693 and 698 when Harry says that he must die, it has to end, and that he is about to die, he proves that he really odes care about others, and is un-selfish.
Featuring distinct forms of expressing the author’s view, the two works, Larkin’s poem Aubade and William Gass’ essay Exile, both take “death” as their theme. While the poem Aubade expresses the fear of death, Exile considers death as the final destination and a place with total emptiness. In Aubade, contemplation starts from an everyday scene—working late at an office. Then the person in the poem saw death in the glow of light, and starts to feel horrified by the fact that death is nearer every day. The poem then goes on to explain that it is the total emptiness and the destined void meant by death that make us afraid of death.
Death Be Not Proud John Donne was a famous poet during the Renaissance era. This poem encompasses an eternal struggle that every single human alive has had to deal with. The way in which we feel about death varies from person to person, but Donne's poem takes the position of superiority in death. This position is particularly common in religious people because they feel that death is not the end of a person, merely the precursor to an eternal life. In the first 3 lines John Donne expresses his position that death is not as powerful as he is made out to be: “though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;” He further goes on to taunt death “nor yet canst thou kill me”.
That wish for revenge could never make the war stop because every society had to revenge the death of their people, and bloodshed was going on and on. Warriors were prepared to die in all battles they went in. It was an honor to die like a hero. Everybody wanted to feel worthy, to be remembered, that was one more reason to be brave. It was better to die in battle because people will remember your courage, than to live without being a warrior and without helping to others because that way of life was a shame.
Creon, ruling by fear, issued an order; if anyone buried Polynices they were to be killed. Even the sentry was overcome with fear just to face Creon because he would have to inform him of the burial of Polynices. He then is forced to fetch the culprit, Antigone, which he does because his life was threatened. Most any human in this situation would also obey the threatening character. When one’s life is threatened one will do whatever it takes so stay alive not only due to their will to live but also because of their personal fear of death.
The last line of each stanza is a refrain focusing on the fact that as he lives, his life is done - what small part of his life is left will be spent bound in chains, culminating in an embarrasing, slow and painful death ("And now I live, and now my life is done"). Ultimately, the poet is left to lament his blind faith and overconfidence in his own ability. The poem is very similar to Nashe's in that the poet is sure of his fate - certain death awaits him, of that there is no doubt; the end of the road is right before him. However, the defining factor of this poem that really distinguishes it from the others is the fact that it lacks a spiritual element. The reader sees a man that is almost numbed by the finality of his fate.
In the aftermath of his father’s murder, Hamlet is obsessed with the idea of death, and over the course of the play considers death from many perspectives: the spiritual aftermath of death, represented by the ghost, and the physical reminders of the dead, such as Yorick’s skull and the decaying corpses in the cemetery. The theme of death is linked to the themes of spirituality, truth, and the uncertainty of whether death will be the answer to Hamlet’s deepest questions. Hamlet contemplates his own death, whether suicide is a morally legitimate action in an unbearably painful world. Suicide continues to be contemplated by people today; there are many young Ophelias, who, heart-broken and confused, turn to suicide as their only way out. Hamlet is also faced with his own mortality when he loses his father.
Through Steinbeck’s literary techniques he explains the causes of Lennie’s death through the theme, characterization and foreshadowing. Although Steinbeck was able to leave his readers with many thoughts to think about from the story, one of the themes that clearly show the cause of Lennie’s death is sacrificing. Even though by killing Lennie, George lifts a heavy burden off his chest for he no longer has to take care of Lennie and deal with all the troubles Lennie keep on making for him. However, George has to sacrifice his friendship and love because by shooting Lennie he loses a friend whom had always been keeping him company and shares a dream with him, to have their own farm where they would share and live together. Other than that, it was not easy for George to shoot Lennie but he had to do it because if he didn’t he knew that Curley would and in a more painful way.