Essays Tagged: "Funeral"

In Respect for Charlie: A Tribute to Dead Pets

sual belly up position. The only survivors were me, Anne, and a few wayward locusts. It was a small funeral, which Excelsior would have liked.What is the life expectancy of a goldfish? In my knowledge ...

(2 pages) 64 2 3.9 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

"To An Athlete Dying Young" A.E. Housman.

t to be one of the most tragic of fates. The specter of things undone and a life unlived haunts the funeral and colors the grief to an even darker shade. Most people desire to live to a ripe old age ( ... f youth than to rest too long on one's laurels, only to see those laurels wither.The setting is the funeral of a young champion runner. Rather than join the others in mourning, however, the speaker is ...

(1 pages) 80 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

John Donne's The Funeral: Paraphrase and Analysis

"The Funeral"Ten words or allusions:dissolution: the action of bringing to an end; the state of being end ... ereign; a person in a position of high authority, one acting on behalf of anotherParaphrase of "The Funeral"Whoever comes to cover me, do not damageOr ask aboutThe small braid of hair that encircles m ... aven, the promised life with God" ( Donne's "The Funeral" is a sonnet of strong emotions. The writer is leaving behind someone he loved and who loved ...

(5 pages) 49 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Sculptor's Funeral

The Sculptor's FuneralA major theme in this story is the effect that close-mildness can have on an individual's lif ... wn are greedy and materialistic, but above all they are very close-minded. The story centers on the funeral of Harvey Merrick. There were very few people in the town who actually understood Harvey Mer ... ost people was well liked by his student who had accompanied his body all the way to Kansas for the funeral. The townspeople were shocked to see that someone actually liked Harvey enough to go through ...

(1 pages) 37 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Chinese Views on Death and Dying Burial Techniques, Rituals and Beliefs of the Common Man

es are intricate and well thought out works on preparing one for the afterlife and rebirth. Chinese funeral rites have strict guidelines as to where the rites are to be performed, how the rites are pe ... tal and alive and being deceased is very important to the Chinese. The Chinese have a strict set of funeral rites that must be followed completely in order for the transition between this world and th ...

(11 pages) 128 1 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Archaeology

'Old age and death are especially subject to social taboo in contemporary society?' Explain why this is the case

hed with fear but rather with joy as it ultimately gives access to an 'infinitely better condition'.Funerals and mourning in the western world are frequently insufficient and are generally a rather ru ... ional affairs that leave little time for mourning" . It may be for this reason that the alternative funeral is now the fashion and also provides a more personal touch reflecting personal beliefs.One o ...

(12 pages) 152 0 3.7 Aug/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Specific Policies

Comparing Funeral Rituals: Japan and Catholic South America

or Christian ceremonies to be used at weddings, it is normally Buddhist rites that are performed at funerals. (Iwasaka & Toelken, 1994, p. 2) This is entirely different from Latin American culture ... by belief in the Christian God. Catholicism, like other sects of Christianity, links the deaths and funerals of its followers to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Generally, death rites invo ...

(7 pages) 34 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Paranormality & Spirituality

Pre-need Funeral Contracts

Funeral service is in the midst of several vast transitions from the traditional ideas once held by ... . So many new trends are creating a stir within the industry. Among the controversial topics in the funeral profession, pre-need funeral contracts are at the top of the list.Pre-need is defined as, "F ... of need". There are two distinct types of pre-need contracts, the first of which is the pre-funded funeral arrangements. Pre-funded funeral arrangements are, "those funeral arrangements made in advan ...

(7 pages) 33 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

"Finding Apathy", an essay assignment on a personal experience, using much sensory description.

as well as distress. I was a child of eight at the time, and was pulled out of school to go to the funeral in North Carolina with my family. The somber circumstances of the trip were paralleled by th ... cle's unfamiliar face, and once again felt that strange indifference, as if this weren't my uncle's funeral, but a stranger's. Feeling peculiarly unmoved, I turned my attention to the sun and the soft ...

(2 pages) 25 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays

The Funeral

died this morning.Yesterday I found out my grandma died. Today we are driving up to Ohio, where the funeral will take place. I am silent for the entire ride; I can not believe that this is happening, ... not looking forward to the next few days.It is the morning of the Wake, and we just arrived at the funeral home. Everyone walks into the viewing room, but I choose to wait in the hallway for awhile. ...

(2 pages) 20 0 0.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Its your funeral

It's your funeralParagraph 1:Im not one to think about death often, but when I do, I don't think of the dark a ... the life of others.Paragraph 2:As im not a religious person or believe in any sort of religion, my funeral would not have a religious feel to it, I also wouldn't like my funeral to be a sad passing, ... ot have a religious feel to it, I also wouldn't like my funeral to be a sad passing, I believe at a funeral you should not morn the persons death but remember all the good times you have spent.My fune ...

(4 pages) 24 0 5.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Loneliness in a Crowd

. There was a crowd of people that was screaming, yelling, crying. I easily found out that it was a funeral.I rubbed my eyes and I checked out my watch. It was 11 and for a long time I did not sleep s ... ? or for his or her parents? Their unhappiness stems from the atmosphere in which they were. It was funeral and they have to seem as if they were unhappy. It was not hard to understand it.I wore my cl ...

(6 pages) 58 3 4.6 Jun/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Children With Grief

and that he had not known about it. He was close to his grandfather, but wasn't able to attend the funeral. He wasn't even told about the funeral. Children should be able to choose whether or not the ... even told about the funeral. Children should be able to choose whether or not they want to attend a funeral. They should be told beforehand about what it is and what they will see. By attending a fune ...

(3 pages) 13 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Killer Undiscovered

e police officers cleared out the area and everyone went back to what they were doing.Mrs. McKill's funeral started a few days later. I attended her funeral."Mr. McKill, I feel very sorry about this i ... him right away. Then I spot a chair and so I hurried to sit on the seat.After everyone has left the funeral, I held in my hand a white rose, and went to Mrs. McKill's coffin. "That's what you get." ...

(4 pages) 437 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

A Funeral In Austria

A Funeral in Austria Many people would not think that a funeral could be beautiful, but it can be. My ... n vacation, and we decided to visit his grandparents' gravesite. While we were there we came upon a funeral in progress. We decided to watch from a distance, to see what happens at a funeral in Austri ... to watch from a distance, to see what happens at a funeral in Austria. The cemetery's location, the funeral procession, and the way death is treated impressed me.First of all, the cemetery was located ...

(3 pages) 9 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


The speaker feels condescending toward the funeral scene but respectful towards the man who died in the following excerpt by Henry James.The au ... ards the man who died in the following excerpt by Henry James.The author welcomes the reader to the funeral scene of Mr. Odger, an honorable man of humble origin. The speaker seems to be amused by the ... ind of a "serious comedy." Beyond the surface of the statement, it also conveys the ambiance of the funeral formed by the people attending such an event. People such as "the London rabble, the metropo ...

(2 pages) 1718 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Jewish Funeral, Burial, and Mourning

we view and cope with death. This aspect of religion is ever so prevalent in Judaism. Although, all funerals have different procedures and customs influenced by religion, Judaism is no exception to th ... numerous customs found in the world today, Jewish customs are unique from the rest. In fact, Jewish funeral procedures are directly influenced by religion and Jewish laws govern customs regarding fune ...

(4 pages) 17 0 3.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

My Greatest Failure

John Geoghan, thepriest who had molested over 100 boys, had been killed in prison. This monster had Funeral servicesperformed for him in Holy Name Church and was buried in Holyhood Cemetery in Brookli ... one would argue that these men didn't qualify as mass murderers, yet they all received full CatholicFuneral Mass and buried on holy ground. Two of them died violently with no chance for last rites to ...

(6 pages) 1 0 0.0 Jun/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues