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Death in American Literature Death is all around us is has become part of our culture and we have all adapted ourselves to accepting it Not a day goes by that death is not mentioned or heard of Every day the news whether its on television or newspapers talks about death Homicide or suicides have become common factors in our everyday lives We all die at some point in time but the amount of people who die each day is greater than the amount of people who are born Death is natural but the way people die now a day is very unnatural Shootings stabbings drowning terrorist deaths are now common in society when they shouldnt be Entertainment has played a key role in adapting society to accept death People think that the death is amusing in the unrealistic scenario of entertainment so they think its the same as in real life when its not American literature also creates the sense that death is good or the only point in life when its not Death in American literature is demonstrated in the writings of many famous authors Whether its the small poem Stopping by Woods on A Snowy Evening by the well-known Robert Frost or by the young mind of William Cullen Bryant in Thanatopsis death seems to be the main topic in American Literature Whether its the death of a friendship in the story Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck or in Emersons Friendship essay death is usually caused by society Society cannot live without death since the destruction of anything beautiful within society is inevitable The main topics of all these famous writings are ambiguous open to the interpretation of anyone yet they all seem to end up with the same conclusion death All these authors have theyre own form of writing and expressing their feeling therefore making up an eclectic sense in American literature yet their stories always end
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