Research Paper On Life After Death
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Karen Ann Quinlan 'Right to Die' Case
The sociolegal controversy over an individual's right to die is one that has attempted to re-define death and to question when it actually occurs (i.e., brain death or heart death ?). This 2 page essay looks at the infamous Karen Quinlan case in which the Supreme Court granted Ms. Quinlan's family the right to let her die (ruling that "No compelling interest of the state could compel her to endure the unendurable") -- but she continued to live on anyway after being removed from life-sustaining medical equipment. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Pedro Paramo's Character
A 5 page paper discussing Juan Rulfo unreigned musings on existentialism combined with fatalism. This is the picture of life in the negative view, that frame that has not yet been printed so that its orientation can be correct. Black is white and white is black; the living are dead and the dead are living. There is no morality because there is no true life, but only that of living death. Paramo controls his town in death as he did in life, which is possible for him because the true death is life. Bibliography lists 1 source.
2 Poems By Emily Dickinson
A 5 page essay that analyzes two poems by Emily Dickinson -- "I felt a Funeral in my Brain" and "Because I could not stop for Death," which the writer argues are exemplary of this category of Dickinson's poetry. These are not uplifting poems that offer a reassurance of life after death. Rather Dickinson presents disturbing images of being aware, conscious, but nevertheless in the grave. However, from her poetry, one gains new insight into the processes of death, and the customs that surround it. No additional sources cited.