What Are Moths In Virginia Woolf's Death Of The Moth?

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At night, countless creatures appear under the light when all known animals disappear quietly. They energetically fly and dance as if they have not done so for decades. One of these nocturnal creatures is a moth, which has a similar shape as a beautiful butterfly. Most people view moths as unimportant. However, is it possible for humans to truly judge the characteristics of moths and their value? Humans define the identity of moths because they believe they are superior to moths. “The Death of The Moth” helps readers to think again about moths and understand the relationship between humans and moths. Virginia Woolf uses moths as a metaphor in “The Death of The Moth” to compare unlike objects and abstract ideas. In this short story, the moth…show more content…
Then, she talks about the moth that is struggling in order to escape her room to go outside. It is also describing her actions towards the moth in the short story. Woolf first tries to help the moth by holding the pencil, hoping the moth will land on the pencil, so she can carry it from the room. However, she drops her pencil and does not help the moth. The next day, she sees the moth that is still struggling. It is time for her to make a decision whether to help the moth escape from the room or not. This story is based on the examination and analysis of the moth that she saw in her…show more content…
Humans always think about the “absolute” right and wrong when they decide whether to try something new or not. Is it really important to think about the “absolute” right and wrong? Is there “absolute” right and wrong in this world? Humans should try something with their willingness and belief. If humans are not trying to get into the world, why is an insignificant creature like the moth trying so hard? Just giving it a try may be much more important than choosing the “absolute” right and wrong. The actions of the moth in this story reflects the actions of the

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