(Using Annie Dillard's "Death of a Moth"

In "Death of a Moth" by Virginia Woolf, Woolf compares the wonder of life and death by using a moth as an example of the simplicity of life and death and the need to accept the inevitable, although putting up a fight is an essential part of the process. Â

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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:

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Moths that fly by day are not properly to be called moths; ..

- a revision of Woolf's death of a moth because she has a different purpose/ point of view on Woolf's original message

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