All Is Lost Essay

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Loss is defined as a fact or process of losing something or someone, it can be an object, home, hobby or ambition. With most people it is described as a moment of readjustment with the scrambling of thoughts going through their mind with the barrens of paranoia and despair. Most of the time when somebody losses something it usually contains love for a person or an object. Love can be one of the most confusing emotions next to dealing with death and loss for someone or something. Loss can sometimes disarray the mind into an alternate reality, some people result to this because it is easier for them to reside in than reality would be. In the play “The Death of a Salesman” by Arthur ...view middle of the document...

In realizing what biff is explaining to him Willy takes his own life in hopes that his life insurance policy would help the family with their debt trouble. Willy like a lot of men and women in society didn’t realize what was really Important in their younger years was not only their impression of what others think about them but what his own family would think of him. Willy fails to realize his personal failure and betrayal of his soul and family through the neglect and hiding the truth from his family throughout his life. He does not grasp the true personal, emotional, spiritual understanding of himself as someone who has worked his entire life to “know everyone, who is everyone” and to be known by everyone, just to watch it disappear all at his own hands. “Work a lifetime to pay off a house. You finally own it, and there's nobody to live in it.”(pg1102)

The poem titled “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe describes a dark reflection on lost love, death, and loss of hope. The poem examines the emotions of a young man who has lost his lover to death and who tries...

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