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Is there a fundamental difference between a dying human being and a dying moth in "The Death of the Moth"?

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Woolf's point in this essay is that there is no fundamental difference between the dying of the moth and the death of a human being. We both die alone, and for both of us, death is inevitable. We both, moth and human, make the most of the short lives we have, and we both struggle valiantly against death,...

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