Unformatted text preview: same as not being born at all . I don’t see this as a very effective way of dealing with his problem. He’s not really accepting death, but waiting for it . There is a difference to the two, like he almost is bracing for it rather than be okay with it, if it does happen . By thinking about each breath being his last, he focuses on that and uses it as a device to calm his breathing . By facing each breath as his last moment, it is like he is constantly fighting to stay alive . This is the way he stays alive, as he puts it. I’m not sure it’s not that dangerous. Then again, I had asthma when I was a baby, so I don’t remember, but I’m alive ....
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2009 for the course ENGL 501 taught by Professor Parys during the Spring '09 term at New Hampshire.
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