This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Death Essay

740 words - 3 pages

I would agree with the idea that having a high self-esteem helps to buffer someone from a fear of death. There is more than one reason for why I agree to this belief, and the reasons are a little complex and tend to run together into one another.

During one’s early part of life (such as in childhood), death oftentimes seems distant to those who have a relatively happy time. I would categorize my childhood in this sort of way and as such was definitely viewing death from a definitely distant perspective, when I bothered to view it at all. I remember when I was in grade school my family and friends went to a water slides amusement park. My sister and I wanted to go on all of the water slides, even the really big ones that were faster. I recollect that some of these big ones my mother did not want to go on, and she described my sister and me as ‘daredevils’.

This statement did not really click with me at the time, but I have thought about it since. If my sister and I were daredevils it is only because we did not know any better. I had never known any serious or lengthy pain as a child, and had a relatively good life. In my mind, then, there was nothing of which to be afraid. I was largely ignorant of fear and, as a result, did not have any. So, it really did not matter if my sister was talking about riding a water slide or riding an enormous wave in the ocean; if it looked fun and was part of my world, then I was simply too ignorant to be afraid of it.

This same idea applies to my conception of death at the time. I had never known anything about it, so I had no fear of it. Furthermore, I had no fear because I had a good life, and felt good about myself in general. Perhaps if my life was not as good as it was I would have had less self-esteem, but because I felt good about myself I just naturally assumed that I could deal with all aspects of life, even death, just...

Find Another Essay On death

Death Essay

967 words - 4 pages Death is an inescapable event in human life. Human beings, to a certain extent, are afraid of the unpredictable and inevitable death issues and deadly threats. Reason behind the anxiety is due to the difficulty to find a definitive answer of a question on life and death (Becker, 1973). We aware their ultimate fate of nonexistence and deaths often occurs uncontrollably. In order to explain the death anxiety, terror management theory (TMT) was

Death Essay

1730 words - 7 pages best years of our lives and I felt horrible that she would not get to experience them. Tears filled my eyes as I scrolled down the several status about her death. She was not my friend but I knew who she was, and it made me cry even more when I realized I wouldn’t see her in September. The next day the entire school gathered in front of her house for a memorial. About a hundred people were there, all crying and holding each other as we all

Death

1173 words - 5 pages Death’s (the narrator) fascination with the colors of the sky functions as imagery. It helps set the mood of the story. Death’s eagerness to observe different colors indicates his indecision about whether the human race is good or evil. In his analysis, human beings are capable of being either good or bad. Death merges these colors into the Nazi flag; a black swastika in a white circle surrounded by a field of red. Zusak compares the

Death

836 words - 3 pages Death "Comrades, you're in the concentration camp of Auschwitz. There's a long road of suffering ahead of you. But don't lose courage. You've already escaped the gravest danger: selection." This quote is from the book Night, by Elie Wiesel. This book is based on the life of a young teenager trying to survive in a concentration camp during World War II. It was very hard to survive in a death camp. That is what Auschwitz was. Auschwitz

death

878 words - 4 pages today I know that it started in my shoulders, and suddenly I was so cold, cold. My family was crying, but I just stood there. I felt that my strength was gone, I was feeling numb and unprotected. My grandma was the first person who I would go to if I had some concerns or problems in my life. She always had time for all my stories and she was helpful and never judgmental. My grandma had lots of rings, and her wish was that after her death every

Death - 978 words

978 words - 4 pages tell anyone, that I left." The young man smiled. I never should have told my brother about the case. Christopher was too strong headed; she was his best friend. She knew him better than I; she helped him when he was going through the loss of our mom. All I could do after her death was run; I ran, and I ran till I got here. I ran towards her condo; we had recently given up on staking out her house. Chris told her he had to talk to her somewhere. I

Death Becomes Death

1904 words - 8 pages Death becomes Death In reality all we can expect in life as the living is that one day we will all die. Even if we are Oprah Winfrey with all her chartable giving’s or Adolf Hitler and his many victims who faced death, having their race nearly annulated, we all die someday. We do not have the means to speak, plead, trick, and or even bargain with this indestructible force. We cannot touch, feel, see, fight, wrestle, or even make love to death

death in, death out

2081 words - 9 pages Do you or someone you know smoke cigarettes? Do they know what comes with taking in those pleasurable puffs? Many don’t, that is why cigarette manufacturers ought to have more said about what is being done to these death sticks. Numerous people don’t know that the tobacco industry adjusts the nicotine levels in cigarettes to make it harder for people to quit, add ammonia to speed up the transfer of nicotine to the brain, and the industry, as a

Death Penalty

952 words - 4 pages The employment of the death penalty as the ultimate criminal sanction has been subjected in enormous debates. Many people view that capital punishment should be illegal. Since 1977, the executions have increased almost eighty-five percent. The number of people put on death row has risen from five hundred to over thirty-five hundred. Some of the popular reasons that many people want capital punishment to be illegal are poverty issues with

Death essay

638 words - 3 pages Jonathan JosephEnglish 1102March, 2014The thought of death is more intriguing than the thought of life. Even if we do know what happens in life, we don't seem to have any scientific proof of what death consists of. In the circle of life, death is always the end result. Vivian struggles with the idea of death, and how it slowly comes to take her life away. The topic of death can be seen as a freighting subject, because no one really knows for

Death Penalty

1816 words - 8 pages Is it justifiable and effective to murder a murderer? The death penalty is one form of severe punishment in the United States. People who have performed heinous crimes can be sentenced to capital punishment in some states; however, this type of chastisement is rarely performed. Capital punishment has more negative aspects than it has positive. The states that have legalized the death penalty face the excessive costs associated with it, which can

Similar Essays

Death Essay 1284 Words

1284 words - 5 pages Two Different Views on Death Death can be represented in numerous ways. Emily Dickinson's view of death is a calm accepting representation. Wallace Stephens' view on death represents a celebration. Death can be a time of acceptance or denial. I have chosen to compare the differences on the theme of death between Emily Dickinson's poem, Because I Could not stop for Death and Wallace Stevens' poem, The Emperor of Ice-Cream. Emily

Death Essay 692 Words

692 words - 3 pages 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

Death Essay

1553 words - 7 pages When you think of the word “death” what exactly comes to mind? For most people you may think of pitch black darkness for death is the opposite, the recipical of life just like darkness is the opposite of light it remains a mysterious phenomenon that we all must experience. Just like darkness we don’t know what’s inside it, we have no idea what happens after death therefore we fear it. In fact in Eckhart Tolle’s article “The Origin of Fear” he

Death Essay 1179 Words

1179 words - 5 pages The death penalty, or capital punishment may be spoken of as a method of the past, but ninety-four countries still employ the "˜punishment' to deter and kill murderers. Like any issue that has moral or ethical roots the death penalty has both "˜for' and "˜against' arguers. Both sides believe that their views and opinions are the one that society should follow yet it is really only possible for any society to employ one. Until this