Allusion to Woolf's "Death of a Moth"
The Death of a Moth Summary Essay - 572 Words
In Death of a Moth by Virginia Woolf, the narrator observes a moth trying desperately to fly out of the room through a closed window. Woolf describes the moth's struggles. The narrator is moved to go and help the moth but decides it against assuming that the reason for the moth's struggle is its imminent death.Â
“The Death of a Moth” by Annie Dillard
Another essay also called Death of a Moth by Annie Dillard is often compared to Woolf's essay, most likely because of the similar titles and subjects. Unlike Woolf though, Dillard's moth meets its end much more dramatically, caught within a candle's flame, it's body on fire, which Dillard details in unsentimental detail: