Narrative Essay About Death

1254 Words 6 Pages
Death. One of the most powerful five letter words in the entire English language. This one little word can cause even the most physically and emotionally strong people to tremble at the sound of it. But why? It is because the word death means an end to life, existence, and everything that we know. Death is like a wrecking ball that tears through the homes of all the friends and family that it affects. However, is there a positive side to this monster that breaks apart loved ones and family members? At first glance there is no apparent way to look at death in a comforting and reassuring way. Even though this aspect of death is hard to find, it is critical to understand and discover in life. Otherwise, death will take over your life, and manipulate …show more content…
When I saw her I could tell that everything I had known about my great-grandma had changed. Even though I only visited Grandma twice a year, I could tell in that moment that everything was different. Her face was vacant of all emotion and her eyes, once full of life and joy, were now somber. While we were there she was quiet and scarcely talked to us aside from a few head nods and casual yes and no’s. It seemed like she saw right through us and could not process who we were or why we were there. My Granny meticulously checked my Grandma’s monitors and urine levels although she was not responsible for checking them. She persistently asked the doctors and nurses if the levels were all right. For some reason, this moment caused a switch inside of me to flip. All of a sudden, nothing was fine, and my great-grandmother was no longer immune to …show more content…
However, after an experience of enlightenment I was able to look at the situation in a more optimistic way. I soon realized that my Grandma’s death was not something to think of completely negatively. Yes, her death was very depressing and heartbreaking, but it also gave her freedom. Her death allowed her to be free of her pain and struggle she had with cancer. When we went to see her in the hospital that first time, it was apparent that she was in more pain than she had ever been in and her death allowed her to be relieved of that pain and suffering. She was now in a happier place that was free of any discomfort. For this reason, I was now able to look at death in a more cheerful manner that allowed me to move on with my life and live without the weight of death bearing down on my shoulders. But, my Grandma will always be close to my heart as long as I

Related Documents