Neutral Feelings On Death And Human Nature Analysis

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Neutral Feelings on Death and Human Nature

As humans, we never ask to be born, nor do we choose our parents, and excluding identical twins, we are all born differently. Ironically, death unites us all and serves as a reminder that we are nothing more than humans bound by mortality. No matter what lifestyle we live, we eventually die and are buried as a form of respect towards the departure from the phenomenon of “life”. The topic of death is accompanied by many views, because there is no way to experience death and share it, spurring feelings, such as fear or curiosity of the unknown. Although many poets have expressed their views on death, death can not be classified as positive nor negative because it is still an unsolved mystery. Death marks the end of one’s lifetime, therefore, in the most animalistic persona I can muster, the most basic goal of life is to survive. “Whatever else death may be, my dying marks the end of all those
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Here is a dead man, a bastard, without anything legitimate in him, dead. As the man’s death is analyzed, the poem takes note of all the visible observations made by the speaker as if there was an objective upheld. The formatting of this poem is very strange, the words seem so fall out Williams 's mouth, as if he is in disbelief after his father 's death. The odd spacings, uncapitalized letters, and inconsistent line breaks, hint at a tone of an unpleasant surprise. The lack of the pathos from the poem leads me to believe that Williams had a neutral outlook on death, as if it was an uneventful but required part of life. Williams may also believe that death is the beginning of after life, as his father was left without “nothing legitimate in him anymore”, a characteristic of a soul. Williams understands the reality of his father’s passing, his death being nor good or bad, just immortalized in poetic

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