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Death Honorable or Dishonorable What is an honorable or dishonorable death Websters Dictionary states that honorable means having a good reputation being respectable and worthy of being honored Websters New World Dictionary 648 It also states that dishonorable means causing or deserving dishonor not honorable shameful and disgraceful Websters New World Dictionary 394 Is that the way people view an honorable or dishonorable death Is it the way someone dies or what people tend to think of him or her after they have passed Does it deal with their lives before they died The poems short story and play that deal with these questions are To An Athlete Dying Young by AE Housman The Suicide by Louis MacNeice The Hanging by George Orwell and Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen The poem To An Athlete Dying Young is about an athlete that died before his glory faded in his fans eyes Did this athlete die an honorable death I think so If he were to die while his career was in the slumps and no one cheered him on anymore to him it would be a dishonorable death To have lived ones life and conquered all dreams and then to die without recognition would be a dishonorable death This athlete lived out his dreams and more now that he is dead the people will remember him for what he did To them he was a hero and what other way is there to die but to die a hero Also this athlete did not waste any of his life he lived it to the fullest with no regrets He appreciated his life and what life had given to him This is truly an honorable death The Suicide is about a man who kills himself because he is unhappy with his life He feels as if things are being stacked against him and that his questions are not being answered MacNeice line 4 What kind of
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