In the two short stories, “Lives of The Dead” by Tim O’Brien and “In The Cemetery Where Al Johnson is Buried” by Amy Hempel, a common theme of death is presented to the reader. More specifically than just death, is the idea of coping and dealing with the deaths of others. Although both stories are completely different from each other we see this similar theme develop in very similar ways. Both stories deal with the idea of coping with the death of friends, through the use of humor. We see that in “Lives of The Dead” many of the U.S. soldiers, of Vietnam, use humor to deal with the constant reality of death that surrounds them.
The story starts out by talking about Miss Emily Grierson’s funeral. Readers will most often sympathize with a character if the author provides a sense of vulnerability, such as death. Further on in the story, we find out Emily’s father had passed away and her sweetheart had left her. Furthermore, the townspeople are always complaining about the smell of Miss Emily’s house. Judge Stevens says to one of the townspeople, “’will you accuse a lady to her face of smelling bad?’” (545), which provides the reader with even more sympathy than before.
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross has written comprehensively about her experience working with terminally ill patients and with survivors of Nazi concentration camps in her book, "On Death and Dying." She writes five psychological stages of grieving. It is her feeling that any type of loss from the death of a loved individual, the loss of a special relationship, failing an examination, even to losing one’s wallet triggers the same type of responses that all people go through. These Stages are: Denial: At this stage of the process we are reluctant to accept the truth of the circumstances. This is also a stage of shock and we might feel like we are in a dream and will soon set off to find the problem isn't there.
Steinbeck elicits contradictory feelings in the reader: sympathy for the recently murdered woman as well as sympathy for his murderer. Steinbeck achieves this through using contrasting imagery, portraying Lennie with animal traits, and presenting Curley’s wife’s death as a release from her misery. Steinbeck provides conflict with texture, light, and sound to assist the reader’s emotional quarrel. The feel of Curley’s Wife’s soft hair put side by side to the rough old and brown of the ranch displays many of the differences. Steinbeck has subliminally mentioned isolation and conflict that Curley’s wife’s creates with her soft hair; here it is quiet apparent, “Feel right aroun’ there an’ see how soft it is.” (Steinbeck 90).
Emily Thomas Professor Marshall English 1102 13 February 2012 The Experience of Death and Denial Throughout Life Although Miss Emily and Granny Weatherall are very different on the outside, their shared internal values and the way they experience death and denial are very similar. Death and denial can both create a significant impact on one’s life by causing many emotional and psychological problems. Death is something everyone has to experience in his or her life whether it is just a friend or a family member. Death can come by surprise or you can watch someone slowly die in agony, while being in denial can create the same effect. In William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” and Katherine Ann Porter’s “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” they both examine the central theme of death and denial throughout the two short stories.
The moment of death, as well as what happens afterward, is a great mystery in regards to the soul and spirit. One of the important funeral planning questions everyone must consider when choosing burial is whether to have the deceased embalmed. There are strong camps both in favor of and against embalming. Embalming has become the kind of issue that divides families, who are already struggling to deal with a huge loss. Reading the provocative essay, “Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain” by Jessica Mitford, revealed a sense of dark content.
During this period, the dead body is never left alone, and the family members also give a person time to go and talk to the deceased and some of them even scold the dead asking them why they left the other people mourning for their death. Some of the families put in some of the personal items that belonged to the deceased inside the coffin of the dead such as jewelry, and they dress them with regalia to prepare them to the next world. During the mourning period, pipes are smoked to help communicate with the dead, telling them not to cause harm to the living and not to let the living follow the dead soon. The time that would spent on the ceremonies of the burial practices depends on the culture, some of which believed that the body is supposed to be disposed off
Hamlet Project Quotes 1. HORATIO: - “This bodes some strange eruption to our State” - Horatio is talking about the affects the ghost will cause. - “This will cause problems in the State” 2. HAMLET: - “But I have that within which passeth show; These but trappings and suits of woe” - Hamlet is talking to his mother about how he can’t fully display his emotions about his fathers death. - “ I have feelings that i can’t act and these feelings are my outside feelings of grief” 3.
Anticipatory grief | Anticipatory grief refers to a grief reaction that occurs before an impending loss. Typically, the impending loss is a death of someone close due to illness but it can also be experienced by dying individuals themselves.  The anticipated death can also be from non-illness-related causes such as high suicide lethality, high-risk lifestyle or gang involvement, or from non-death-related losses such as scheduled mastectomy, pending divorce, company downsizing or war. The five stages (denial, bargaining, depression, anger and acceptance) proposed by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her model of grief to describe the process by which people cope after a loss can also be present in anticipatory grief. Anxiety, dread, guilt, helplessness, hopelessness, and feeling overwhelmed are also common.
This scene was set up in such a way, in dramatic terms, is so the audiences could focus on Lady Anne’s brutal curses towards Richard and his well-being, even though Richard had not enter this part of the scene yet. She also utilizes imagery to emphasize and exaggerate her pleas. The language Lady Anne uses is appropriate for this scene which is set during the funeral process of King Henry VI. The end-stopped lines slows down her speech and this emphasizes how in pain and agony she is over the death of the king. The quote where Lady Anne states “If ever he have wife, let her be made.