Death By The Broom Of Death

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“But death also goes through the world dressed as a broom, lapping the floor, looking for dead bodies, death is inside the broom, the broom is the tongue of death looking for corpses, it is the needle of death looking for thread.”
Birth marks the beginning of life and is often celebrated while death gets such a bad reputation because of it signifies the end of life as an inevitable fate to humans. We tiptoe around death with hopes that it goes away and watch as it snuffs out life from those we once knew or loved. Slowly but surely we try to come to terms with the idea that at some point we too must return to dust and become the dead bodies that are swept away by the broom of death. The excerpt above from the poem exemplifies how death is often viewed and characterized in our society. The manner in which we personify death as an unwelcome guest gives the impression that our views on death are not that of warm wishes and jubilation. But if death is not good for us, what makes death bad?
In the most general sense, death is bad for us because (1) the process of dying can be painful and sad (a disastrous accident, or a disease). (2) Death creates fear in people 's mind and that leads to worrying about their own death before it comes to pass. (3) The death of a person can negatively impact the lives of their survivors. It can bring about immerse sorrow, bitter, emptiness, and depression. However, in this paper we will be considering and analyzing more puzzling concepts on how…

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