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Ortiz 1Ursula OrtizProfessor’s NameEnglish 1302-500Date of Submission Character Analysis of the Speaker in “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night”The poem Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night was written by Dylan Thomas. This does not come as a surprise since he was exposed to literature at a very young age. His father used to read to him the works of Shakespeare and this, of course, prompted him to start using literature as a way to express himself. There are two main characters in the poem. One is the speaker, and the other is a dying man. This essay will look into the character of the speaker and how the author has used him to bring out the major themes. The speaker is the son of the dying old man. From the beginning, the speaker references four men, one for each of the interior stanzas. The four types of men that he talks about are the wise men, the wild men, the good men, and the rave men. The speaker talks about how he gets anepiphany pertaining to truth or error. Some of the phrases that can be used to describe the speakerinclude philosophical, intelligent, passionate, but most of all, he is desperate. Based on the title of the poem, he is urging his father to go into his final peace without at least giving it a final try to stay alive and be with his son. He wants his after not to be so meek and actually fight against the course he is on. He can be described as intelligent mainly because of how he has been able to

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