Death Summary
Willa Cather

Everything you need to understand or teach Death by Willa Cather.

  • 4 Student Essays
  • 14 Encyclopedia Articles
  • 24 Literature Criticisms
  • ...and more

Study Pack

The Death Study Pack contains:

Encyclopedia Articles (14)

9,938 words, approx. 34 pages
Death DEATH is a fact of life. This statement is at once banal and profound. It is banal insofar as it is common knowledge that all human life is limited in duration; it is profound, however, insofar ... Read more
4,075 words, approx. 14 pages
Death Through the Ages: a Brief Overview Strange, is it not? That of the myriads whoBefore us passed the door of Darkness through,Not one returns to tell us of the road,Which to discover we must trav... Read more
2,872 words, approx. 10 pages
Redefining Death Traditional Definition of Death The processes of human life are sustained by many factors, but oxygen is key to life. Respiration and blood circulation provide the body's cells... Read more
9,148 words, approx. 31 pages
The End of Life: Medical Considerations Causes of Death During the twentieth century the primary causes of death in the United States changed. In the 1800s and early 1900s, infectious (communicable) d... Read more
476 words, approx. 2 pages
Death and Dying Death is defined as the cessation of all vital functions of the body including the heartbeat, brain activity (including the brain stem), and breathing. Death comes in many forms, wheth... Read more
782 words, approx. 3 pages
Death Death is the cessation of life. It involves a complete change in an organism and occurs on various levels, including somatic death, organ death, cellular death, and organelle death. Somatic deat... Read more
2,119 words, approx. 8 pages
Death and Dying Death occurs when all vital functions of the body including heartbeat, brain activity (including the activity of the brain stem), and breathing stop irreversibly. Other signs of death ... Read more
6,534 words, approx. 22 pages
Death and Dying This essay asks three questions about death and dying: 1) Why should an entry on such phenomena, which are clearly of interdisciplinary interest, appear in an encyclopedia of sociology... Read more
3,406 words, approx. 12 pages
Death and Dying Death is defined as the irreversible loss of biological life functions, and occurs in all organisms. It is the inevitable conclusion of a finite existence, and is often applied by anal... Read more
942 words, approx. 4 pages
Death [addendum] In recent decades death has garnered considerable philosophical attention in three principal areas: medical ethics, value theory, and metaphysics. In medical ethics, interest has cent... Read more
2,712 words, approx. 10 pages
Death Although most of the great philosophers have touched on the problem of death, few have dealt with it systematically or in detail. Frequently, as in the case of Benedict (Baruch) de Spinoza, an a... Read more
17,783 words, approx. 60 pages
Death Timeline 1870–1899 ∼ Beginning of the Funeral Industry Stein Manufacturing Company of Rochester, New York, mass produces caskets in many styles, colors, and grades (early 1870s) /... Read more
60,588 words, approx. 202 pages
“Our society regularly looks to technology to solve perennial human problems. Such problems as suffering and death are ones that we cannot solve, however; we can only cope with them.” &md... Read more
50,411 words, approx. 169 pages
“Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.” —Francis, duc de La Rochefoucauld, Maxim 26 Each year, over 32,000 people commit suicide in the United States. In ... Read more