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Exploration DocumentKenneth WilsonHUM200Cultural ArtifactsMy first work is the piece of "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" By Albrecht Durer.This piece is one of fifteen illustration series called the "Apocalypse". This piece was illustrated in 1498, at a time when this was a very popular interest with a start of a new millennium approaching. This piece is currently in New York, at the metropolitan museum. My Second Piece is "Because I could not stop Death" By Emily Dickinson. This piece was first published 1862, and was one of many poems she wrote obsessed withthe idea of death. The subject of death and dying is what she loved writing about.Common ThemeThe common theme shared by both of these pieces is Death. Although the theme is the same, both pieces have their own characteristics of the meaning. The piece Albrecht Durer put together tells the story of the final war on Earth, as it is told in the Bible. His work depicts exactly what is to happen according to the book of Revelations. Emily Dickinson's piece shows death in a whole other way. This poem makes you think is the poem really about the death at all, or does it lighten the thought of death among us all. Her work shows death in a different aspect than the one done by Albrecht Durer. Emily's poem creates a lot of question, could it be about faith, or maybe the idea of death stand for something else.Personal ExperienceThe theme of Death is a question or fear we all have. Death is the one part of life that is going to happen one way or another, if there is one thing we know for sure, death catches
up to us all. Death is the only thing i am afraid of in this world, even with my strong faith. I have dealt with a lot of death in my life, and both works that i have chosen helps see two sides of it.ProfessionThe theme of death would be identified with several professions, as well as most people in a whole. I do not believe this theme is designated to any certain profession, because death is a theme we are all involved in. Psychologist would be a very big profession as far as dealing with this theme, because the question of death surrounds us all. Priest also deal with this theme more than any other profession, but i do not know if a priest is actually considered a profession at all. The psychologist and priest would be discussing this theme with a lot of people daily, because death is something we will all face, and is a topic in which most of us are afraid of. I believe a general understanding of humanities

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