DEATH AS A LECTURE From a philosophical perspective, death is just an ending phase of a cycle that everyone will inevitably experience. On one hand, some people are so afraid of death that the fear limits them. On the other hand, others utilize their awareness of death as a reason to cherish every single minute they spend and learn from the mistakes they have made. It all depends on how people interpret and use the fear of death. In “The Nick Adams Stories,” Ernest Hemingway presents a series of short stories discussing a boy’s life in the early 1900s in the Michigan woods. This boy, Nick Adams, has gone through several incidents of encountering death. He not only witnesses death personally in his childhood, but also faces the decision whether or not to help people near him at the brink of death. After he grows up and joins the war, he finally overcomes the fear of death and realizes that death is a required stage of life. Nick could have been restricted by the fear of death, but he learns from the past and applies those lessons to his life. Thus, he is completely comfortable with the fact that he will die eventually and is able to teach his child about the meaning of death. As a result, the experiences of facing death foster Nick to grow rapidly into a respectable and honorable man. The incident of witnessing death in his childhood leads Nick to develop and grow faster than common children of his time. Nick feels the fear of death when staying alone in the woods. This is the first time he encounters the prospect of death. If he remains within the protection of his home, he will not confront this reality. Unlike other children who grow up in safe environments, Nick has to learn survival skills at a young age. Therefore, he has a deeper impression and understanding of death than other children do. In “Three Shots,” Hemingway writes, “Some day the silver cord will break. While they were singing the hymn Nick had realized that some day he must die” (Hemingway 14). The quote obviously shows Nick’s fear in facing death. However, he also overcomes the fear and turns it into a positive power to grow; the positive power that accelerates his development as a respectable character. By having an optimistic attitude towards death, Nick adapts the fear he has experienced and converts it into valuable knowledge in later life. He is not defeated by his fear, but he obtains it in an effective way that helps him to develop as an affirmative and kind character in the future. Throughout watching Ole Anderson’s example of facing death, Nick grows mentally at a fast pace to become a mature man. He realizes that in general a real man does not fight against nor does he escape from death. Instead, a real man would face adversity bravely because he has proved his masculinity. Ole says, “I’m through with all that running around” (Hemingway 67). As a result, Nick finally understands a man’s way of dealing with death. In addition, he sees both the good and evil sides of human nature. He figures out that a man can be as heartless as the killer, but also as gentle as Ole. In other words, he learns from this experience that one needs to be able to protect oneself in this dangerous world. Due to his sympathetic nature, Ole’s example helps him develop the unique characteristic of kindness. Consequently, he learns psychologically from Ole’s attitude of facing death. Stuckey argues, “Nick stands to the victim (Ole) in somewhat the same relationship as the husband in “Indian Camp” stands to his wife. As a result of this experience, he feels quite sure that he will never die” (Stuckey 129). From being afraid of staying alone in woods to being assertive of his capability to withstand hardship, Nick makes this great accomplishment from witnessing death around people nearby him. Readers can also see that Nick becomes confident; he can conquer the fear if he is in the position of the Native American husband. Nick learns and applies knowledge from his past…
My lecture analysis will be done on my Art 220 course, my professor is Dr. X. I chose Dr. X because I as my advisor as well I naturally pay close attention to him when he speaks. In addition to that he is one of the most charismatic and knowledgeable speakers and instructors that I have come across in my time at this institution. Art 220 is an art history course so naturally most of the material is initially perceived as dull and boring, but Dr. X's approach…
HCA333 Mod 7 Lecture Notes
We will examine two cases this module. In Trunkl v. Regents of University of California, Hugo
Trunkl filed a case of alleged negligence in hopes of recovering damages for a resulting personal
injury. The case was brought against the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, a
hospital operated and maintained by the Regents of the University of California as a nonprofit
charitable institution. Following Hugo Trunkl’s death, the case was carried on by his surviving…
What is Health?
• Not simply absence of sickness or disease
• Alternative definitions:
o Presence of sufficient energy and vitality to accomplish daily tasks and active recreational pursuits without undue fatigue
o Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity
• WHO, 1946
Why is Health Important?
• Economic reasons:
o Sick days
o Healthcare costs
• Personal reasons:
o Ability to perform activities…
a. In science, theories are statements or models that have been tested and confirmed many times.
b. Theories have some important properties:
c. In science, the term “THEORY” does not express doubt.
ii. The __________________remains…
Death: Are you ready?
So far in class this semester, we learned many concepts from lecture number two about losses and confronting death and we also learned many concepts from the article we read inside and outside of class To Be Ready for Death. I feel lecture number two and this article go hand in hand with each other. With many different concepts that match up with each other. With all I have learned so far. I found five distinct concepts from both lecture two and the article…
Death, an inescapable cycle, death is something no one can escape, it follows like night does day. In Ezekiel J. Emanuel’s article about his hope to die at the age of 75, he argues that you have lived a full life by that age, experienced that which is necessary to have lived a full life, but also that you are no longer of any crucial use to society. He claims that “living too long is also a loss. It renders many of us, if not disabled, then faltering and declining, a state that may not be worse…
The history of Western Classical Music (that is, art music from the Western European Tradition) since 1600 is often divided into the stylistic periods Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionist, and Modern. While the details of these periods is well beyond the scope of this class, I do want to address some specifics of the Romantic period.
This music was heard during most of the 19th century. Its characteristics include an emphasizing of self expression, almost to the level, in…
Analysis of The Last Lecture
The Last Lecture was an incredible insight in to the mind of someone who is terminally ill and wants to pass on his philosophies and wisdom to the world as well as leave a lasting legacy for his children to follow. Randy Pausch did a wonderful job in conveying his emotional and theoretical stance to dealing with his circumstances. The Author kept a positive perspective and did not change his principles on living just because he was dying. This story…
Lecture 8. 3 exam questions from this study guide.
1. What are pathology and pathogenesis?
Pathology- the scientific study of the disease (cause or etiology of disease)
Pathogenesis- manner in which the disease develops
2. What is a nosocomial infection?
Not present or incubating at the time of admission (hospital acquired infection)
2 million people per year develop a Nosocomial infection
Approximately 20,000 people die per year
8th leading cause of death
3. What is the difference between commensalism…