Please provide a summary of "The Death of the Moth" by Virginia Woolf.    

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The Death of the Moth” by Virginia Woolf is a short story that looks at the struggles of a moth before its death. The moth, which struggles to go through a windowpane, flies vigorously from one end of the window to another. The author is intrigued by the behavior of the moth and makes several interpretations. Woolf sees the nature of life as the moth desperately flaps it wings. Despite this, she feels pity for it because it cannot get what it wants—freedom. After spending a lot of time “dancing,” the moth gives in and falls by the windowsill. It is less energetic and appears still. The moth falls with its legs facing up and constantly tries to get back in the right position. Finally, the moth succeeds to position itself correctly; however, it dies soon after. Woolf tries to relate the challenges the moth faces with life.

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Virginia Woolf wrote the short essay, "The Death of the Moth," after witnessing a day in the life of a moth within the confines of a room. The story details the moth's short life and its eventual death--a mundane evolution under most circumstances, but one which apparently fascinated the author. She watches the moth fluttering back and forth in front of a closed window, tiring itself until it eventually falls to the window sill. There, the moth begins a battle to right itself before death overtakes it. Eventually, the moth succeeds in regaining its "footing," and stands on the sill before it eventually dies. Woolf draws the moth as a noble creature with great dignity and perserverance; the author herself becomes emotionally involved in the moth's battle with death, with existential overtones and symbolic references to the moth as a work of art.

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