It is inevitable that we will all die it is a fact that everyone must come to terms with. There comes a time in everyone’s life that they must face death; a friend’s tragic accident, a family member’s passing or their own battles with diseases. When faced with the idea of death people will act in different ways some may find it therapeutic to apologize for the negative they have done, some may want to spend time with loved ones to ease the future pain, and others may decide that their life was not what they believed. The story Death Constant Beyond Love tells us about a man named Senator Sanchez who is living a happy life with his wife and five kids. That is until he is told by doctors that he only has a short time to live. Death is
Receiving the news of death is very strong especially to someone 's emotions. If told the wrong way it can be very harmful. Especially when finding out that they are still alive and be as
Facing death at any age is difficult, but for Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and John Sullivan, it came early, resulting in two essays retelling their experience. In their accounts of these situations, the author can see they both want to emphasise that death can come in very unexpected situations. To My One Love, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, begins on page 17 of 50 Essays by Samuel Cohen. In her essay, set in present day, she has flashbacks to her relationship with a boy “from the wrong side of town” named Nnamdi. They were in a loving relationship against their peers’ wishes. When it came time for them to separate due to education in separate locations, they had ended the relationship, but not before Nnamdi had promised that them
When someone goes through a time of grief, it is only natural to find a way to deal with the hardships and until it eventually goes away, but people may come to realize that the loss can never be forgotten. This process of grieving and fighting through hard times to finally come to peace and accept reality is also reflected in literature such as “Hold Tight”. The short story ¨Hold Tight¨ by Amy Bloom shows that when people deal with grief, people may try to find ways to cope with the pain by letting out their anger on others or becoming self-destructive, even though it may not be possible to completely forget the woe.
The play, Romeo and Juliet has many deaths, which are usually suicides because they have lost someone they love. The novel, The Chrysalids by John Wyndham also has people risking their lives or even suicide because they will or are not able to live without the person they love. However, the short story, “No Renewal” shows that Douglas doesn’t appreciate his new lifestyle because he already made his old lifestyle part of his identity. All these texts suggest that when one loses someone or something that is part of one’s identity, one may willingly welcome death.
Many people define their lives by the relationships within their family. They are someone’s daughter, someone’s wife, or someone’s mother or father. The loss of a family member, especially due to death, creates a radical readjustment to people’s day to day lives and how they see and feel about themselves. Sometimes the process of grief can last over several years and how it is mentally processed and dealt with is different for everyone. “Mud” by Geoffrey Forsyth, shows an insightful view of a grieving man who had already lost his father and grandmother and is now just coming to terms with the loss of his wife two years prior. The entire story is written in first person point of view which allows for the reader to fully engage themselves in the grief and strife of the narrator’s life. Geoffrey’s story “Mud” begins in the home of the narrator where he encounters these dead family members and has to decide if he is ready to move on from his grief and say goodbye or stay behind and be consumed by it.
This closing-line can be interpreted in many ways and this is one of the reasons why it is so memorable. The most popular interpretation for this line is that we will push forward in life and make progress but can be taken backwards due to moments in our past. This explanation is generally the first way to think of the line but many could provide different interpretations that one might not
Life is full of loss and you cannot avoid experiencing it and well as sorrow. As people grow up they come to realize that the world is not as it seemed to be when they were younger. They get more independent and their perspective of life changes. They will have to realize that they are not going to live forever. In the short story The Hurt Man, written by Wendell Berry and published in 2003, we meet Mat who learns all of this.
Unfortunately, many situations we must face in life are like this. People are not always around to help us through hard times, and most tragedies, such as death, are obstacles that we must overcome individually. As described in the poem though, death is an inevitability that we cannot change, and therefore should not deter us from our path. We must learn to deal with tragedies such as death, as they are unavoidable. These events do have an everlasting effect on us, but they should
The novel After You by Jojo Moyes and poem “Everything Happens for a Reason” by Katie both contain a similar message that moving on from the death of a loved one is difficult initially, but as time progresses the pain will ease.
Can be very devastating a lot of mother’s like to grieve silently with the fear of looking weak to others. “When Deepa started crying again, “What’s the matter ,Deepa?” Thought-out their marriage, he had marveled at how little she cried, how she never used tears to blackmail him, and in the past few weeks, there had been something particularly awful about watching this lovely, tough woman reduced to shivering mess. But now, strange as it was, he was getting tired of it. He only had enough space for his own grief.” (Mahajan 75) That’s why some mothers don’t show their grief with fear that no really cares about them being hurt; they feel like they supposed to be so strong at all times. When you act that way some people
Also, as mentioned, Hindus believe in the caste system, moksha and Brahman. It is believed that one must work their way up in the caste system to reach the ultimate goal of Moksha, to be one with the energy of Brahman. Since Hindus believe in the caste system they believe that after death they will be incarnated and they will live another life as a different person and they will have a different Dharma to achieve. Everyone starts off at the bottom of the caste and depending on the Dharma, Karma and Yoga one has completed it will determine if the individual will move up in the caste system, if they will stay in the same caste or even if they will drop down to a lower caste. Since Hindus believe that they will have another life they do not care for their bodies, they only care about reaching the goal to be one with the Brahman after achieving Moksha. “For sure is the death of all that comes to birth, sure is the birth of all that dies. So, in a matter that no one can prevent thou hast no cause to grieve” (Bhagavad Gita 2:27) Also, families do not care to grieve and believe it is not necessary to grieve over the loss of a loved one since their death means that they are moving on to a better life, and one day will accomplish the goal of returning to Moksha. Once all the levels of the caste are completed the individual exits the castes also known as the process of samsara
Following the loss of a loved person, a person usually begins a period where they grieve over the loss of that person. While grieving, a person usually has a hard time accepting that a beloved person is truly gone. A personal activity is usually apparent during this time, and while this activity is usually connected to the person that they have lose, it helps a person deal with the tragedy that has fallen upon them. This idea is apparent in the stories Kitchen and “Moonlight Shadow”, both of which written by Banana Yoshimoto. Throughout both Kitchen and “Moonlight Shadow”, it is clear that grief is the stage when an individual is in denial over a beloved persons, and while there are a number of different ways in order to cope with the grief, the only way to overcome grief for good is by accepting the fact that the individual who passed away is gone.
To learn from those memories and using those events to help transform oneself into a better person. The second author, Noah Levine, a Buddhist convert, discusses in his article, “Death Is Not the End My Dear Friend” that coping with a loss one and the feeling of guilt, fear, anger and grief has impacted his life through the his experiences in discovering his spiritual self along with overcoming those emotions. Levine uses his experience as a way to benefit others on his sufferings. In addition, his story may help others who faces similar situations.