What is the attitude expressed toward life and death in Tennyson's "Ulysses?"
The poem Ulysses picks up years after the title character's return home that was the focus of Homer's Odyssey. Ulysses has been king of Ithaca for many years alongside his wife Penelope. After having struggled for so long to return home, he is now bored, an "idle king," as he puts it. As he ages, he becomes more and more aware that this sedentary life, despite all its comforts, is not for him. He was meant to roam and seek adventure. He decides to leave his kingdom to Telemachus, his son, who is better suited by temperament to carry out the administrative duties of a king.
So the attitude toward death expressed in "Ulysses" is that death is an end. Rather than simply seeking to make his last years comfortable, Ulysses will strike out again (or at least he dreams of doing so), seeking new adventures, discovery, and hoping that "some work of noble note, may yet be done." So life is a search and a struggle that must not be abandoned even in (perhaps especially in) old age.