Death Essay Topics

The Nancy Cruzan Case

The Nancy Cruzan case (Cruzan, represented by her parents and co-guardians represented by her parents and co-guardians v. Director, Missouri Department of Health 110S.CT. 2841110S.CT. 2841) was heard on June 25, 1990 at the United States Supreme Court (497 U.S. 261).  The petitioner, Nancy Beth Cruzan was a patient that suffered serious injuries from a… View Article

Socio-Political Evidences Of His Controversial Death

United States President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Friday November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas, at 12:30 PM Central time. He was on a campaign and support trip through Texas in anticipation of the upcoming 1964 presidential election. Kennedy was fatally wounded by multiple gunshots while riding in an open-top automobile. Texas Governor John… View Article


Death, to many who believe in reincarnation is passing into another life. The quality of this life could be well dependent on the, “karma” or the deeds that one has carried out in previous birth. Death thus need not be the end of life but just a new beginning. Reincarnation is generally thought to be… View Article

Waiting for Death in `A Rose for Emily` and `Old Ladies Home’

William Faulkner wrote, “A Rose for Emily” at a time when society was undergoing change. The South had lost the Civil War and the southern people were finding it hard to let go of the past. Emily is the symbolic representation of this resistance to change. She becomes numb emotionally simply carrying out the routine… View Article

Death, Dying, and Bereavement

In our busy lives, filled with work and family, we learn to take many things for granted. One of these is that nothing will change, not our friends, families and jobs. However, every now and then, something happens to shake us out of our denial and into stark awareness that things can happen very suddenly…. View Article

Two Historic Personalities

A positive personality: Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher was the only female British Prime-Minister, a politician by avocation, who dedicated her career to democratization, improving public welfare and opening new opportunities to her fellow nationals. She was known as The Iron Lady, whose devotion, firmness and consistency made her one of the most successful political leaders and… View Article

View on Death

Victor Cicirelli filled in the research gap between the areas of gerontology, thanatology, and psychology by conducting a research on the older persons view on death and dying. He published the results of his research in the books titled Older Adults’ Views on Death for the readers to be enlightened and to understand how older… View Article

Euthanasia Case

Let’s start off by defining the word euthanasia so that this paper is clear and then we can get in to why it can be passive or active. Euthanasia is the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma ( Euthanasia, also known as assisted suicide… View Article

Primary Notes For Girlfriend in a Coma

Theme Statement Rediscovering one self to give hope for the future. At some point in your life there will be sense of loneliness, to overcome this, you ought to find a significant meaning in life. Richard Richard a loyal, smart, boyfriend to Karen who is in a coma for the past 17 years. He has… View Article

Contagion Movie

In the movie called “Contagion”, a strange virus is affecting the U.S. population. There have been cases of death among scientists who try to discover the origin of the acute disease that is spreading rapidly through population. Within their studies it is believed that the cause was an attack rate. The virus possible spread from… View Article

The Many Themes of Death

Why do so many people fear death? Is it because of its finality? Or is it because they fear the unknown? Death has been a major theme throughout literary history. Many authors have probed death and no two can agree on precisely how death should be discussed and wrote about. Death can be funny, tragic,… View Article

Euthanasia Opposite Side

Euthanasia is a relatively touchy subject and everyone has their own opinion on it. For me, I am pro-euthanasia and I believe that an individual’s right to autonomy and freedom of choice, euthanasia should be legalized in all the states. It is only fair to give someone that right because death is a private matter… View Article

Ma Parker Paper

Ma Parker is a strong woman who has suffered throughout her life. She is a woman who has a good nature. Ma Parker realises the sorrows of her life and tries to find a place to cry. That would be the very first time she was going to cry once she believed she only would… View Article

Pretty Little Liars

Are Pretty Little Liars good at keeping their dirty secretes? Pretty Little Liars a favorite ABC Family series is built around five teenage friends, until one goes missing and is found dead. It has a strong hint of supernatural force that mean no good. It makes most popular vampire romances look anemic. Because of a… View Article

Top 10 Oil and Gas Companies of India

In the short story, “To Hell with Dying” written by Alice Walker, Mr. Sweet is a sick old man whose multiple ailments bring him often to the brink of death; the narrator’s father and the children would call him back from his deathlike state by calling “To hell with dying, man!” (Walker 1127), and surrounding… View Article

The Universal Fear of Death

The Universal Fear of Death expands upon the ideas Elisabeth Kubler Ross and Ernest Becker regarding the psychology surrounding death, and the social constructs designed to mitigate its influence on our psyche. These ideas focus on different cultural perspectives surrounding the path to immortality/transcendence, how culture assists us to deal with our death angst (anxiety),… View Article

When I Have Fears and Mezzo Cammin

As people near the time of their deaths, they begin to reflect upon the history and events of their own lives. Both John Keats’ “When I have Fears” and Henry Longfellow’s “Mezzo Cammin” reflect upon the speakers’ fears and thoughts of death. However, the conclusions between these two poems end quite differently. Although both reflect… View Article

Bride Song: A Gently Worded Death

“Too late for love, too late for joy, too late, too late!” (1). This is the opening line from the poem “Bride Song”, by Christina Rossetti. The poem is about a woman (“the bride”), who lived her life waiting for her love (“the groom”) to come for her. She died alone, never having loved another… View Article

Jayanta Mahapatra`s poem “Dawn at Puri”

Jayanta Mahapatra`s poem “Dawn at Puri” narrates by describing the Oriyan landscape, especially the holy city of Puri. Mahapatra is deeply rooted in Indian culture and ethos with which he is emotionally attached as a poet. Though the language of expression is English his sensibility is ‘Oriya’. In order to appreciate the prescribed poem it… View Article

Book Response : Elie Wiesel “Night”

Rianna Welsh 622 Book: “Night” by Elie Wiesel 1. Does the story have an explicit theme? What is it? Use at least 3 details from the story to support your answer. Yes, the book does have an explicit theme. There are many examples of the explicit themes .Some of the themes are * Death- Death… View Article

Communication: Death and Life

Describe ethical dilemmas that may arise in own area of responsibility when balancing individual rights and duty of care. Nurses and other medical personnel normally confront ethical dilemmas when caring for terminally ill patients. Correct understanding of the fundamental ethical principles aids the nurses to examine major dilemmas in the delivery of healthcare to the… View Article

Death and Afterlife Beliefs

There remains no scientific evidence or facts which can prove the existence of the after life. Such concepts like reincarnation, salvation, and near-death experiences have been very controversial topics of debate over the years. However, different religions, philosophies and spiritual beliefs from different cultures amazingly provide very detailed and meticulous explanation about the concept of… View Article

The Loss of a Loved One

The loss of a loved one will leave you feeling empty inside as if the world will never be the same again and nothing will ever be able to heal your pain. The truth is that time heal all wounds and the world keeps going on as if nothing ever happened.When my gran passed away… View Article

Dawn of the (Evil & Symbolic) Dead

Over the past decade, interest in zombies in pop culture has sky rocketed. There have been over 100 games and movies featuring the living dead. George Romero’s 1978 film Dawn of the Dead, sequel to Night of the Living Dead, gives its audience insight into these evil symbolic structures known today as zombies. In this… View Article

‘Tsunami Religion’ by Anjali Prashar (India)

Short story selected for the 2011 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology Laughter and bells of happiness constantly rang from House No. 22 on Flute Avenue, a house which had otherwise been empty for the past few months. The three of them were always together and so joyful. Something about this man in his late… View Article

Death and Life – Tuesdays with Morrie

Nagel wrote: “everybody dies, but not everybody agrees about what death is.” In this chapter, Death, Nagel explains some of the beliefs people have about death. One of his points was survival after death. Nagel said that if dualism is true we can understand how life after death might be possible. Each person would consist… View Article

The Body by Stephen King

In the novella The Body, author Stephen King makes an attempt to explain a story about losing innocence, only to be replaced by maturity and the corruption that comes with it. To do so, King revolves a story around a group of four boys who go on a life changing journey to find a dead… View Article

The Death of Ivan Ilych

During Ilych’s appointment with the first doctor he consulted about his condition, he noticed that the doctor was a man who considered himself an expert in his turf and who looked down on everybody else as people who knew a lot less and whose lives would be affected by his own choice of moves, acts… View Article

Time of the Butterflies

Back in the present (1994), Dede considers how Fela, their longtime servant, thinks that she is possessed by the spirits of the dead Mirabal sisters. She had accidentally come across Fela’s shrine to the girls one Friday in the shed behind the house. She had ordered Fela to move the shrine, but Minou scolded her… View Article

Death Changes Everything

As human beings live on, each experience takes a different effect. Some events can bring joy to a person’s life, but other events allow us to become grief-stricken. People have different ways to handle all the stressful situations that occur in their lives. Death challenges our ability to remain unchanged. No matter whom the person… View Article