Essay on Death As A Savior Or An Entity That Can Eat You Up

702 Words Dec 14th, 2016 3 Pages
Death can be seen as a savior or an entity that can eat you up. Death seems to always be a part of our daily lives guiding use when we least expect it. Death seems to be an ever present thought in the back of our minds. Death is constantly pushing use and moving use to our journey in life. Death seems to be a consistent looming presence when people are in a time of crisis. So we are called upon to ask the question how death moves uses though our journey of life. Especially, when talking about Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, and The Road by Cormac McCarthy. These works of literature all point to common basses that Death is always a present thought moving them through the story and there journey. The theme of death is certainly echoed through the tail of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. The promise of death has been presented to Sir Gawain ever since he “split the green man’s neck” (425). Since due to their wager now Sir Gawain has “to take what [he has] given” (452). From the beginning of his journey he has the thought of death looming over him moving him through his journey. He must continue one with the wage due to the chivalry code that a knight must withhold. His fear of death is brought out when he is being given the belt that will ensure that he “can never be killed, here on God’s own heaven” (1855). This reveals that he is truly afraid of his own death by accepting the belt, and in turn this action also makes him betray his…

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