“Death Be Not Proud” by John Donne, expresses a vivid portrayal of death, and what influence Donne thinks it should have over one’s life. To Donne death is a pitiable thing, he laughs and taunts at it, “For those whom thou think’st thou dost overthrow/ Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me” (ll.3-4). He claims rather straightforwardly the death literally has no power over him, he, however, is not saying he cannot die, on the contrary, he very firmly knows of the temporary nature of one’s existence. Continue reading ““Death Be Not Proud” resonates with my own thoughts on mortality”
I am by no means an arachnophobic, however I wouldn’t exactly say I like spiders. We have a complicated relationship, we have agreed long ago, they stay outside and I promise to give them the space they deserve, to do the fantastical things they are capable of, however, come inside and I will mercilessly bring about their demise, while screeching hysterical…depending on the size.
So a few days ago a Spider decided to break our pack.
I believe you can tell a lot about a person by their favorite book, or the book that has played the largest role in their life, and while I can’t chose but one favorite book, there is one that has played a large role in my family and consequently my life.