The Unexplained Romance Between Life and Death Essay

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The Unexplained Romance Between Life and Death

Humans have always been fascinated with the unexplained, life and death being two of the most popular. Much of the culture of the United States, as well as the cultures of other countries, is devoted to these two themes. Television shows, books, poems and even movies have fueled our romance. In T.S. Eliot’s most famous poem The Wasteland, he says, "I will show you fear in a handful of dust" (l. 30). Our romance with death does not just include the finality of the process, but also the realization of our need to improve our lives, because we finally realize just how precious they are.

It is often said "you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone." In his book No Past, No Present, No
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Being too ashamed to go home and face his expectant family because of his failure in school, he decides all of his misfortunes are to be blamed upon the white race. He acts by using white women, much of the same way he has believed himself to be treated. Ade too has been shamed at home, because of Mary. However, he has been cast out of the powerful Bayuan elite` society and vows revenge to climb up the same ladder he was cast down upon.

In the beginning, when Joe is in the Mission because both Santige and Ade have left, he remarks that they now cannot finish what the Brothers Three held most dear. This is a strange prophecy towards the rest of their lives. While in London, they separate for what they think is the best. The brothers three all see that without each other they don't amount to much, realizing that in a different land they have grown apart, too far apart to fix what ever canyon lies within all of their relationships. The Brothers Three see as they get older they have a lot more left to do in their lives, and they must keep moving or be crushed in this strange, new country. The reason they all keep striving to stay afloat is this competition within each other to out do each other and come out better in the end. In the end, it is Joe that finally understands he must pick up the pieces of his life and start anew, building a new future.

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