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The motif Death in HCA : Peiter, Peter, and Peer (1868)
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The motif Death in HCA : Peiter, Peter, and Peer (1868)

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Description of this motif: Death itself is a condition of existence, but not necessarily a religious motif. The motif Death is used only to categorize examples of Death being described as a personified entity.

Example :

Peer resolved never to marry, or even to give or take a kiss, for that might seem the first step toward marriage. But he did receive a kiss, anyway, the same kiss we all get someday, the great kiss of Death. When we have lived long enough, Death is given the order, "kiss him away," and so away the human goes. A ray of sunshine comes straight from our Lord, so bright that it almost blinds one. Then the soul that came from heaven as a shooting star goes back like a shooting star, but this time not to sleep in a flower or dream beneath the leaf of the water lily; it has more important things than that to do. It enters the great land of eternity; but what that is like and what it looks like there, no one can say.

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