In ”The Death of the Moth “

April 12, 2019 0 Comment

In ”The Death of the Moth “, Virginia Woolf demonstrates tone as light-hearted in the beginning to dark and depressing at the end. The author uses diction, so the readers can feel emotionally identify to their life as energetic in the beginning and inactive at the end like a death person. The author writes a “pleasant’ morning” in “mid-September” with a moth who is “content with life” (Wolff 128) .But, as death approaches, the moth feels “helpless” ( 129), “in difficulties” ( 130) and agitated (130).Also, the insect “fails”(130) to wake up ,so the “little creature now knew death” (Ibid).In other words, Wolff describes that putting these words trough a life of the moth the readers can feel that everyone will have the same faith as the moth. In this way, it reminds the humans that life is important, and people have remorse not doing so. Next, in the moth case, human has a tendency to have a barrier in front of them.


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