Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night Essay | A Life in Vain in "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night"

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A Life in Vain in "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night"

Summary: In his poem "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night," Dylan Thomas says those on the verge of death should stand in opposition to death because their lives are not complete. But Thomas is inadvertently illustrating that fighting death is in vain, for living life is in vain.
Living a life of reason is the goal of many people; a life of principle seems to make the acceptance of death easier. As American novelist Robert Byrne said, "The purpose of life is a life of purpose." When death arrives, people tend to examine the point of their life. Accordingly, many may feel scared as death approaches because they realize their life has been in vain. However, if a person manages to live a life of purpose, he or she can find solace in the fact that he or she may be immortalized because of their actions. Although people find comfort in this, Dylan Thomas does not. In Thomas' "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night," he writes of four classes of men: good men, wild men, grave men, and wise men. Two classes, grave...

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