David Sobel Death And Dying Analysis

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Death is a small, seemingly innocuous five-letter word. It is a topic that many do not like to discuss until it is absolutely necessary, while others may sit and ponder it in order to make sense of their life and purpose. Many ask themselves things such as “what will happen to me after I die?” One may think that humans are scared of dying or even say that they personally are scared of death. The uncertainty of an afterlife, or the concern over what will happen to those one leaves behind are valid concerns. According to writer David Sobel (1974) in an article titled Death and Dying, he makes the clarification that death in itself is not what people really fear. Instead, it is the separation from those they love and being without those who die …show more content…
For example, for a terminally ill patient who has no chance at recovering and has suffered immensely, death may be welcomed in its time. It is still a touchy subject, especially since no human knows exactly when and how he or she will die. Of course it is seen as a tragedy when people die young, and there are often remarks such as “they died too young.” The ideals of this culture seem to revolve around the mantra that people should live long happy lives, and die a peaceful death once they have accomplished all that they are meant to. However, what if one could avoid death all together? According to writer Ewa Bartnik in her article titled Imminent Immortality? (2000) she believes that while to some the idea of immortality seems attractive, she does not believe it is possible even with recent advances in science and medicine. Everyone including Ewa Bartnik thought immortality was impossible, until …show more content…
She was adopted shortly after she was born, and knew very little about her biological family other than that she had an identical twin somewhere out there in the world. She was not allowed to find out any more specific details about her adoption, or her twin sister until she turned eighteen. Hannah loved her adoptive parents, but for some reason she always had an ache of longing that she was missing something. To Hannah, that ache meant that she needed to meet her twin since they shared more than just DNA. They shared a history together, a history of being abandoned by the person who was supposed to love them the most. She also truly believed in the whole twin telepathy thing, and could not wait to test it out. While Hannah’s adoptive mother was great and she loved her to death, Hannah knew that her family would not be complete until she met her twin. She was eagerly looking forward to the day she turned eighteen in hopes of being able to track her twin down. She had a gut feeling that she would definitely find her. She knew that studies had been done in London and elsewhere on twin telepathy that showed promising results, and she believed that her twin would also be trying to track her down because of it (Parker & Jensen, 2013). When Hannah heard the news about the cure, she could not believe that the scientists had finally made immortality possible. She had heard of the famed scientist Otto Graham and also of his

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