An Evitable End: Dylan Thomas’s “Do Not Go Gentle . . .”

Death is often a sensitive subject; after all, most individuals relate death to the loss of someone who was especially important or beloved. In Dylan Thomas’s “Do not go gentle into that good night,” a strong message is delivered to those who are near death. Thomas demands them to continue to fight their ailments and … Read moreAn Evitable End: Dylan Thomas’s “Do Not Go Gentle . . .”

Death Across Modern Literature: Dylan Thomas, Wilfred Owen, and Hardy’s “The Mayor of Casterbridge”

Death has been a prominent theme across literature, with its countless interpretations showcasing the diverse ways it has influenced different authors. Thomas Hardy’s novel The Mayor of Casterbridge is described by Hardy as “The life and death of a man of character”, and commences as events begin to lead Henchard to his death. Dylan Thomas, … Read moreDeath Across Modern Literature: Dylan Thomas, Wilfred Owen, and Hardy’s “The Mayor of Casterbridge”

The Unattainable Force in Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Dylan Thomas expertly investigates notions of reality and higher power as he reflects on life and death in his poem Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night. Seemingly a rejection of religion and God altogether, the poem never directly states a presence of a higher power. It does address the constancy of life in … Read moreThe Unattainable Force in Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night