Death Essay

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People throught out the world and throughout time all had different perceptions of death. Some people accepted death cause they knew sooner or later it was going to get them and there is no way to escape it. Other people ran trying to escape death cause they were afraid of death but they still could never escape death. Death is one of the few forces in reality that is absolute.
In "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. a ballerina and Harrison break off their handicaps so they no longer have to be equal with anyone else. Both of them know by doing so they will be killed but even death does not stop them. Harrison and the ballerina would rather die and be different than to be equal and have their individual abilities suppresed. In the fable "The Appointment in Sammara" by W. Somerset Maughan details two peoples different perceptions of death. The servant was mortified of death and he tried to escape death, even though he could never escape death he tried and he failed. The merchant on the other hand did not fear death he even confronted death. In the "The Tell- tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe he depicts two characters the murderer and the old man. The murderer was not afraid of death he accepted it and plotted to kill the old man. The murderer embraced death enough to kill someone so he can get what he wanted. The old man was afraid of death when he heard noises during the night he did not know what they were or where they came from but he stayed awake for hours so he wouldn't be harmed. Finally once the murderer killed the old man and the police came to investigate, the murderer was starting to suffer from his insanity. The murderers insanity was too great for him and he told the police he killed the old man hoping the would kill him right then and there so he wouldn't have to hear the noises anymore.
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