Death Is The End Of Life

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The Relationship of Death

The psychology of one 's sanity is the catalyst of one 's reaction to death. Even though death is a certainty in life, we all have our own way of reacting to it. In Edgar Allen Poe 's poem, "The Raven," Poe portrayed the effect death had upon the main character and ended the poem with insanity and suicide. This reaction is not definite in everyone yet it is not rare. Questions arise as to whether or not one can truly understand death itself. One answer is certain, "death is the end of life" (Bernstein 1) and the final of one 's metaphoric chapter. Joanne E. Bernstein, the author of the book, Loss and How to Cope With It, has past express her belief of death being "the natural fate for all living things." Moreover, each individual has a relationship with death. Children, adults, and society all have different views about death.

In the beginning, human beings are all born as a blank slate. An empty drawer waiting to be filled with meaningful and pointless information. At first, babies do not understand the meaning of death. For an average baby, their first encounter with death are absences. Absences such as when the baby is resting in their crib in the opposite room from their parents or guardian. The baby cannot visually see their guardian yet they remain aware they will return just as they always have in the past.

Human beings are born with a curious gene embedded within them. For a personal example, I was walking a crosswalk after the…

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