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"Man dies, his body is dust, his family all brought low to the earth, But

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Ansser Sadiq AP English August 15th, 2006 Essay Dead but Never Forgotten "There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it." These famous words were written by George Bernard Shaw, a famous writer and critic. These words struck a nerve somewhere in my mind when I came across them. Not only is it an incredibly well written quote, but it seemed to summarize so much that I had gone through in just one line. No matter whom George Bernard Shaw may have been, how he lived his life, when he was born, or even when he died, in my mind, his memory would always be associated with one particular quote. This one sentence of his was powerful enough to keep him in my memory forever. We remember many individuals from the past, yet those we remember from centuries long gone by are usually writers. ...read more.

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We have a picture in our mind of Shakespeare sitting down in his office, dipping his quill into ink, and writing the letters which form the magical sentences of his plays. "For never was a story of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo." This may be the catchiest phrase from Romeo and Juliet, and for each individual this phrase will induce different emotions in each of us, and the same is true for Shakespeare. Something he experienced drove him to write this as the final sentence of his great play. As a result, we get a peak into the psyche of the man. W. Somerset Maugham's style of writing varied compared to that of William Shakespeare. Maugham tended to involve himself in almost all of his novels, interacting with characters, moving in and out of the story as he pleased, and revealing the most fascinating sides to his characters personalities. ...read more.

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With the passage of time, everything on this earth vanishes into dust. The shape of the earth evolves; the plants, tress, grass, and lakes disappear and reappear in different locations and forms. Generations thrive upon the land, and eventually begin their passage towards the grave as the transition from one generation to the next begins. From this generation of millions, the individuals who are engraved in the minds of generations are those who write. When they write, whether in the first century or the 21st century, is not of consequence. The fact remains that their work will be treasured for hundreds if not thousands of years into the future. The majority of society is content if they are remembered by their relatives and friends in a positive light at their passing, however, for these authors eternal recognition is reserved. Their body may be lying six feet beneath the surface of the earth for millions of years, yet their heart, mind, and soul will be forever alive in the form of their words. As long as people treasure their words, then they as individuals will be treasured as well. ...read more.

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