Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night Essay

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Death will always come to any person born on this earth, and people always ignore it until the day comes. In the poem, “Do not go gentle into that good night” by Dylan Thomas, anyone who reads this poem will interpret and pick up the underlying lesson of continuing to fight or live each day as if it is your last. The theme throughout the poem is death; it has a repentant tone and slowly creates an atmosphere of resistance against the “dying light.” This reflects the understanding that even at old age or in sickness, one has the right to continue to live and hold no regrets to what one does or has done. From the perspective of someone who is dying, the theme, symbolism, and tone of the poem signify a fight against death by someone who is trying to grasp on to the little life left in them. Dylan Thomas’ “Do not go gentle into that good night” describes a variety of men from all walks of life. All of these men know that death is inevitable and upon them, yet they are not ready to leave this world. They see things they may have not have done in their lives flashing before them, so they all respond with the same type of emotion: rage (Thomas). The speaker emphasizes death from the first line, “Do not go gentle into that good night.” The speaker suggests that “old age” should firmly fight against time to “burn and rave [versus the] close of day.” It is as if the coming of old age should be rebelled against (Thomas). While the speaker is urging old age to fight and not give in to…

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