Comparing Missed The Boat And Edvard Munch's The Scream

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When we die, we don't die taking in a breath, we die exhaling and letting go regardless of the life we lived. More often than not, when we see our life coming to its end before our eyes, we start to think that we missed the boat. We all have an unrealistic idea of a perfect life, but there is no such thing. We can of course work to live a fulfilled and happy life. Modest Mouse’s “Missed the Boat”, Leo Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilyich, and Edvard Munch’s The Scream are all works that symbolize what it is to live an unfulfilling life, and they are meant to make us think of our own lives so we dont find ourselves screaming when our time comes. When our time comes, everyone’s unhappy, and everyone’s ashamed. Modest Mouse’s “Missed the Boat” depicts what behaviors make us live unfulfilling lives that are full of falsehood. A line in “Missed the Boat” that resonates with real life and Ivan Ilyich is, “ We made ourselves a pillar, We just used it as a crutch”. Sometimes we build ourselves up so high on a particular idea that we make ourselves weak in reality. When we grow on one idea or try for a perfect life, we build a dam…show more content…
As Modest Mouse says, “we carry it all so well”; just like Ivan Ilych lived his life to uphold appearances and follow society’s expectations,

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