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Death has been portrayed in many ways in literature from a dark mysterious stalker to a celebration of eternal life Every person has their own view of death which means that death has no boundaries as to what form it takes Some of the more widely used views are as a feared being a humorous clown and as a continuance of life In the short story Idiots First1223 death is portrayed as an evil stalker who tries to keep the main character Mendell from getting his son to a family member to take care of him before he dies Ginzburg Death takes the form of many characters in the story all of which hinder Mendell from completing his task In the end of the story Ginzburg has Mendell at his mercy at the gate to the train and looks into the eyes of Mendell and can see the fear he has of not being able to take care of his son Death takes pity on Mendell and allows him to put his son on the train In Appointment in Samara the servant is sent to the market while at the market he sees death When the servant returns to his master he tells him that he has seen death and that he must leave before death comes for him The servant fearing for his life leaves for Samara The master goes to the market place and also sees death and asks him about his servant Death tells him that he has nothing to worry about that his servant is not to die here but in Samara The servant fearing that he will die runs straight to his death Humor and death are an odd combination and to some people it may seam morbid In some context death has a humorous side A good example of this is in Woody Allens Death Knocks 1305 Death is viewed as a clumsy little man who is out
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