Discuss how the speaker in the poem Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night rages against the traditional acceptance of death.
Dylan Thomas wrote this poem which is full of passionate intensity from the start. This poem was written by him for his father when his father was seriously ill. Dylan wrote this poem to urge his father to fight against death. This paper focuses mainly on the poetic analysis of the poem and deals with the subject of death. It talks about how death really has no power over people and that it is part of human nature to fight against death. The poet explains that death as an opponent; however, one sees it as an adversary that is already defeated while the other sees it as an enemy that must be defeated. Thomas calls the night, presumably a metaphor for death, good and believes that death is a necessary occurrence. Throughout the whole poem, he names different types of men, then in the last stanza, he specifically names his father. He is trying to express that even though he knows that death is natural he doesn't want his father to die. This creates a sort of conflict within the poem where Thomas knows that eventually, death will come for everyone, but he wants to put it off as long as possible in the case of his father. This is very common in everyone's case as we all are close to our near and dear ones and never want to lose them. Traditionally, people had different perceptions towards death but nowadays people think practically and they accept the fact that someday we all have to die and accept reality. Also, even if someone dies we start living our routine life as it is rightly said that life has to move on.