Death, Dying, Grief and Mourning

            "Death is always the same,
                               but each man dies in his own way."

Carson McCullers, Clock Without Hands, 1960

   

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An Anthology by  Adrienne Nater

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Death, Dying, Grief, and Mourning

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Index for Death, Dying, Grief and Mourning - by type of Death:

Accidental - Animals - Assassinations - Biblical - Burial Rites - Criminals - Children - Friend - Funerals
Grief - Group/Genocide - Heroes - Lover/SpouseMartyrs - Metaphoric - Mourning - Murder - Mysterious
Noble - Old Age - Parent/Grandparent - Peaceful - Punishment - Religous Person - Rituals - Romantic - Royalty
Sacrificial - Sibling/Other Relatives - Soldiers - Spouse - Stranger - Suicide - Timely/Anticipated - Tragic/Untimely
Violent - War - Welcome - Women - Women/Violent

Accidental:
Victor Hugo, Hunchback of Notre Dame Priest
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime & Punishment Friend
Theodore Dreiser, An American Tragedy Roberta
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God Tea Cake
Nevil Shute,  Trustee from the Tool Room John Dermott and wife
 
Animals:
 
(Sacrificial)

Bulfinch Mythology, Legends of Charlemagne

Rinaldo

Franz Kafka, Metamorphosis

Gregor Samsa

Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

Bull

Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible

African Gray Parrot

Monique Truong, The Book of Salt

“Old Man”

 
Animals:
     
(Pets)
John Galsworthy, The Forsyte Saga Balthasar
Katherine Mansfield, The Canary/ Dove’s Nest The Canary
Farley Mowat, The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be Mutt
Monique Truong, The Book of Salt Bird & Mother
Jennifer Lash, Blood Ties Birkin
 
Assassinations
Murder
Criminals
 
Homer, The Iliad Patroklos
Euripides, Alcestis Alcestis
Bulfinch Mythology, Legends of Charlemagne Rinaldo
Shakespeare, Othello Othello
James Fenimore Cooper, The Last of the Mohicans  Cora & Magua
Alexander Pushkin, Queen of Spades Countess & Ghost
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime & Punishment Pawnbroker
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray Dorian Gray
Joseph Conrad, An Outcast of the Islands Willems
Franz Kafka, The Trial  Herr K

Theodore Dreiser, An American Tragedy

Roberta
William Faulkner, Light in August Joe Christmas
John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men Lenny
Albert Camus, The Stranger The Arab
Truman Capote, In Cold Blood Hickock
John le Carre', Smiley’s People Leipzig
Toni Morrison, Beloved Sethe
Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain Inman
Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones Susie Salmon 
 
Biblical
King James, The Bible, Deuteronomy 32 & 34 Moses
King James, The Bible, Ecclesiastes 9 & 12 Humankind
Unknown, Book of J. 177 & 178 Moses
King James, New Testament Jesus
John Milton, Paradise Lost Redeemer
 
Burial Rites
Funerals
Rituals
 after Death
Unknown, Gilgamesh Enkidu
King James, The Bible, Deuteronomy 32 & 34 Moses
Unknown, Book of J. 177 & 178 Moses
King James, New Testament Jesus
Modern Text, Beowulf Beowulf
Snirru Sturluson, Prose Edda, The Death of Balder Balder
The Sagas of the Icelanders, Viga Glum’s Saga Thorvald Tafald
J. Bedieren, The Romance of Tristan and Iseult Tristan & Iseult
Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron Salvestra & Girolamo
Johathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travel’s Burial Rites
Marie Henri Beyle (Stendhal), Red & Black  Julien Sorel 
Anne Bronte, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Arthur Huntingdon
Emile Zola, Nana Nana
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace Prince Andrey
Leo Tolstoy, Death of Ivan Ilych Ivan Ilych
James Joyce, Ulysses Patty Digham’s Funeral
Joseph Roth, The Radetzky March Emperor Francis Joseph & Von Trotta
Harold Robbins, A Stone For Danny Fisher Danny Fisher
Farley Mowat, The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be Mutt
 
Child
Children

 

Euripides, Medea Alcestis
Euripides, The Trojan Women Astyanax
Mary Shelley, The Last Man Son & Wife
Victor Hugo, Hunchback of Notre Dame Esmerelda
Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop Little Nell
Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Match-Seller Match-girl
George Eliot, Mill on the Floss Tom & Maggie
Walt Whitman, Death of a Pennsylvania Soldier Frank H. Irwin
Mark Twain, The Death of Jean  Jean, Daughter
Franz Kafka, Metamorphosis Gregor Samsa
Thomas Mann, Magic Mountain Joachim Ziemssen
Theodore Dreiser, An American Tragedy Roberta
Harold Robbins, A Stone For Danny Fisher Danny Fisher
Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones Susie Salmon 
 
Friend
Unknown, Gilgamesh Enkidu
Homer, The Iliad Patroklos
Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron Salvestra & Girolamo
Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote Don Quixote
Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop Little Nell
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime & Punishment Marmeladov
Emile Zola, Nana Nana
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace Prince Andrey
Steven Crane, The Red Badge of Courage The Tall Soldier 
Thomas Mann, Magic Mountain Joachim Ziemssen
Henry James, Portrait of a Lady Ralph Touchett
John Galsworthy, The Forsyte Saga Old Jolyon & Balthasar
James Joyce, Ulysses Patty Digham’s Funeral
Katherine Mansfield, The Canary/ Dove’s Nest The Canary
Willa Cather, Death Comes for the Archbishop Fa. Jean Marie Latour
William Faulkner, Light in August Joe Christmas
William Faulkner, Delta Autumn McCaslin
Helen Zenna Smith, Not so Quiet on the Western Front Women - WWI
Katherine Anne Porter, The Jilting of Granny Weatherall Granny
Joseph Roth, The Tale of the 1002nd Night Von Taittinger
John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men Lenny
Irene Nemirovsky, Suite Francaise Charlie Langelet
Simone De Beauvoir, She Came to Stay Xaviere
Flannery O’Connor, Wise Blood Mr. Motes
Truman Capote, A Christmas Memory Cousin
Carson McCullers, Clock Without Hands J. T. Malone
Joseph Heller, Catch 22 Snowden
John le Carre', Smiley’s People Leipzig
Adam Zameenzad, My Friend Matt Golam et.al.
Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient English Patient
Jennifer Lash, Blood Ties Birkin
Monique Truong, The Book of Salt Mother & Pigeon
 
Grief
Mourning
Unknown, Gilgamesh Enkidu
Sophocles, Oedipus The King Jocasta
Euripides, Alcestis Alcestis
King James, New Testament Jesus
Snirru Sturluson, Prose Edda, The Death of Balder Balder
Omar Khayyam, Rubaiyat Omar Khayyam
J. Bedieren, The Romance of Tristan and Iseult Tristan & Iseult
Dante Alighieri, La Vita Nuova Beatrice
Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron

Salvestra & Girolamo

Geoffrey Chaucer, Knight’s Tales Arcite
Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte d’Arthur King Arthur
Shakespeare, Richard II Richard
Shakespeare, Henry V Falstaff
Shakespeare, King Lear Lear
Johathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travel’s Burial Rites
Sir Walter Scott, The Bride of Lammermoor Lucy
Marie Henri Beyle (Stendhal), Red & Black Julien Sorel 
Anton Chekhov, The Bishop The Bishop
Mark Twain, The Death of Jean Jean, Daughter
D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers Mother
James Joyce, Ulysses Patty Digham’s Funeral
Katherine Mansfield, The Canary/ Dove’s Nest The Canary
Katherine Anne Porter, The Jilting of Granny Weatherall Granny
Katherine Anne Porter, Pale Horse, Pale Rider Adam
Katherine Anne Porter, Ship of Fools Echegaray, The Basque
Joseph Roth, The Radetzky March Emperor Francis Joseph & Von Trotta
Audous Huxley, Brave New World Linda
Farley Mowat, The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be Mutt
Monique Truong, The Book of Salt Mother & Pigeon
Jennifer Lash, Blood Ties Birkin
  
Group
Mass
Genocide
King James, The Bible, Ecclesiastes 9 & 12 Humankind
Thucydides, Pericles, The Funeral Speech Greek Soldiers 
Theodoret, Of the Massacre of Thessalonica Towns’ people
John of Apamea, Ecclesiastical History (Fragments) Soldiers
Hildegard of Bingen, Scivias Martyrs
Helen Zenna Smith, Not so Quiet on the Western Front Women - WWI
Adam Zameenzad, My Friend Matt Golam et.al.
Sebastien Japrisot, A Very Long Engagement French Soldiers
Harold Pinter, Death etc. Anonymous Body
 
Heroes
Heroic
Noble
Unknown, Gilgamesh Enkidu
Unknown, Book of J. 177 & 178 Moses
Homer, The Iliad Patroklos
Aeschylus, Agamemnon Agamemnon
Thucydides, Pericles, The Funeral Speech Greek Soldiers
King James, New Testament Jesus
Theodoret, Of the Massacre of Thessalonica Towns’ people
Bulfinch Mythology, Legends of Charlemagne Rinaldo
Arabian Nights, Angel of Death The Proud, The Devout
The Battle of Maldon Brythnoth
Beowulf Beowulf
Snirru Sturluson, Prose Edda, The Death of Balder Balder
Unknown, Chanson de Roland Roland
The Sagas of the Icelanders, Viga Glum’s Saga Thorvald Tafald
J. Bedieren, The Romance of Tristan and Iseult Tristan & Iseult
Geoffrey Chaucer, Knight’s Tales Arcite
Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte d’Arthur King Arthur
Shakespeare, Henry V Falstaff
Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote Don Quixote
James Fenimore Cooper, The Last of the Mohicans Cora & Magua
Walt Whitman, Death of a Pennsylvania Soldier Frank H. Irwin 
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace Prince Andrey
Steven Crane, The Red Badge of Courage The Tall Soldier 
Thomas Mann, Magic Mountain  Joachim Ziemssen
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby Gatsby
William Faulkner, Light in August Joe Christmas
Helen Zenna Smith, Not so Quiet on the Western Front Women - WWI
Joseph Heller, Catch 22 Snowden
Sebastien Japrisot, A Very Long Engagement French Soldiers
Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient English Patient
Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain Inman
 
Lover/
Spouse
Sophocles, Oedipus The King Jocasta
Euripides, Alcestis Alcestis
Ovid, Metamorphoses Pyramus & Thisbe
Gregory of Nyssa,  Life of Macrina Macrina
Theodoret, Of the Massacre of Thessalonica Towns’ people
Dante Alighieri, La Vita Nuova Beatrice
Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron Salvestra & Girolamo
Geoffrey Chaucer, Knight’s Tales Arcite
Shakespeare, Othello Othello
Shakespeare, Hamlet Ophelia
Shakespeare, Anthony & Cleopatra Cleopatra
Shakespeare, Macbeth Lady Macbeth
Wolfgang Von Goethe, Sorrows of Young Werther Werther
Sir Walter Scott, The Bride of Lammermoor Lucy
Mary Shelley, The Last Man Son & Wife
James Fenimore Cooper, The Last of the Mohicans Cora & Magua
Marie Henri Beyle (Stendhal), Red & Black  Julien Sorel 
Victor Hugo, Hunchback of Notre Dame Esmerelda
Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist Nancy 
Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre Bertha Rochester
Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights Catherine
Anne Bronte, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Arthur Huntingdon
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary Madame Bovary
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime & Punishment Marmeladov
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace Prince Andrey
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy, Death of Ivan Ilych Ivan Ilych
Joseph Conrad, An Outcast of the Islands Willems
D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers Mother
Henry James, Portrait of a Lady Ralph Touchett
Theodore Dreiser, Sister Carrie Hurstwood
Theodore Dreiser, An American Tragedy Roberta & Clyde 
Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway Septimus
William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying Addie
Katherine Anne Porter, The Jilting of Granny Weatherall Granny
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God Tea Cake
Caroline Slade, The Triumph of Willie Pond Willie Pond
Simone De Beauvoir, She Came to Stay Xaviere
Harold Robbins, A Stone For Danny Fisher Danny Fisher
Carson McCullers, Clock Without Hands J. T. Malone
C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed Wife, Helen Joy
Toni Morrison, Beloved Sethe
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera Dr. Juveral Urbino
Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient English Patient
Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain Inman
 
Martyrs
Sacrificial
Religious
  Person

 
King James, The Bible, Deuteronomy 32 & 34 Moses
Unknown, Book of J. 177 & 178 Moses
King James, New Testament Jesus
Gregory of Nyssa,  Life of Macrina Macrina
Jacob of Sarug, The Fall of the Idols Martyr
The Holy Qur’an Believers
Bulfinch Mythology, Legends of Charlemagne Rinaldo
Arabian Nights, Angel of Death The Proud, The Devout
Roswitha, Dulcitus Irena
Hildegard of Bingen, Scivias Martyrs
John Milton, Paradise Lost Redeemer
 
Metaphoric
Omar Khayyam, Rubaiyat Omar Khayyam
Franz Kafka, Metamorphosis Gregor Samsa
Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises Bull
Adam Zameenzad, My Friend Matt Golam et.al.
Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible African Gray Parrot
Monique Truong, The Book of Salt Mother & Pigeon
Harold Pinter, Death etc. Anonymous Body
 
Mysterious
Unknown, Gilgamesh Enkidu
Sir Walter Scott, The Bride of Lammermoor Lucy
Alexander Pushkin, Queen of Spades Countess & Ghost
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray Dorian Gray
 
Old Age
King James, The Bible, Deuteronomy 32 & 34 Moses
Unknown, Book of J. 177 & 178 Moses
Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote Don Quixote
Anton Chekhov, The Bishop The Bishop
Thomas Mann, Death in Venice Gustav Aschenbach
Marcel Proust, Guermantes Way Grandmother
Willa Cather, Death Comes for the Archbishop Fa. Jean Marie Latour
William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying Addie
William Faulkner, Delta Autumn McCaslin
Vita Sackville-West, All Passion Spent Lady Slane
Katherine Anne Porter, The Jilting of Granny Weatherall Granny
Joseph Roth, The Radetzky March Emperor Francis Joseph
Caroline Slade, The Triumph of Willie Pond Willie Pond
Conrad Richter, The Town Mother Sayward
Flannery O’Connor, Wise Blood Mr. Motes
C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed Wife, Helen Joy
Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine Great-grandma
Jennifer Lash, Blood Ties Birkin
Monique Truong, The Book of Salt Mother & Pigeon
 
Parent
Grandparent
Sophocles, Oedipus The King Jocasta
Euripides, Alcestis Alcestis
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary Madame Bovary
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime & Punishment Marmeladov
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy, Death of Ivan Ilych Ivan Ilych
D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers Mother
Marcel Proust, Guermantes Way Grandmother
William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying Addie
Vita Sackville-West, All Passion Spent Lady Slane
Katherine Anne Porter, The Jilting of Granny Weatherall Granny
Audous Huxley, Brave New World Linda
Irene Nemirovsky, David Golder David Golder
Conrad Richter, The Town Mother Sayward
C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed Wife, Helen Joy
Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine Great-grandma
Monique Truong, The Book of Salt Mother & Pigeon
 
Peaceful
Unknown, Gilgamesh Enkidu
King James, The Bible, Deuteronomy 32 & 34 Moses
Unknown, Book of J. 177 & 178 Moses
Plato, Phaedo Socrates
Gregory of Nyssa,  Life of Macrina Macrina
Arabian Nights, Angel of Death The Proud, The Devout
Omar Khayyam, Rubaiyat Omar Khayyam
Hildegard of Bingen, Scivias Martyrs
Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron Salvestra & Girolamo
Shakespeare, Hamlet Ophelia
Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop Little Nell
Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Match-Seller Match-girl
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women Beth
D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers Mother
Thomas Mann, Death in Venice Gustav Aschenbach 
Thomas Mann, Magic Mountain Joachim Ziemssen
Henry James, Portrait of a Lady Ralph Touchett
John Galsworthy, The Forsyte Saga Old Jolyon & Balthasar
Marcel Proust, Guermantes Way Grandmother
James Joyce, Ulysses Patty Digham’s Funeral
Willa Cather, Death Comes for the Archbishop Fa. Jean Marie Latour
William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying Addie
William Faulkner, Delta Autumn McCaslin
Vita Sackville-West, All Passion Spent Lady Slane
Katherine Anne Porter, The Jilting of Granny Weatherall Granny
Joseph Roth, The Radetzky March Emperor Francis Joseph
Audous Huxley, Brave New World Linda
Radclyffe Hall, Miss Ogilvy Finds Herself Miss Ogilvy
John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men Lenny
Harold Robbins, A Stone For Danny Fisher Danny Fisher
Farley Mowat, The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be Mutt
Truman Capote, A Christmas Memory Cousin
Carson McCullers, Clock Without Hands J. T. Malone
Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine Great-grandma
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera Dr. Juveral Urbino
Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient English Patient
Jennifer Lash, Blood Ties Birkin
 
Punishment
Aeschylus, Agamemnon Agamemnon
King James, New Testament Jesus
Theodoret, Of the Massacre of Thessalonica Towns’ people
Christopher Marlowe, Dr. Faustus Faustus
Shakespeare, Macbeth Lady Macbeth
John Milton, Paradise Lost Redeemer
James Fenimore Cooper, The Last of the Mohicans Magua
Marie Henri Beyle (Stendhal), Red & Black Julien Sorel
Victor Hugo, Hunchback of Notre Dame Priest & Esmerelda
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary Madame Bovary
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray Dorian Gray
Joseph Conrad, An Outcast of the Islands Willems
Theodore Dreiser, An American Tragedy Clyde 
William Faulkner, Light in August Joe Christmas
Katherine Anne Porter, Pale Horse, Pale Rider Adam
Joseph Roth, The Tale of the 1002nd Night Von Taittinger
 
Romantic/
Beautiful
Gregory of Nyssa,  Life of Macrina Macrina
Omar Khayyam, Rubaiyat Omar Khayyam
Hildegard of Bingen, Scivias Martyrs
J. Bedieren, The Romance of Tristan and Iseult Tristan & Iseult
Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron Salvestra & Girolamo
Shakespeare, Hamlet Ophelia
Shakespeare, Anthony & Cleopatra Cleopatra
Shakespeare, Macbeth Lady Macbeth
Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote Don Quixote
Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Match-Seller Match-girl
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women Beth
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace Prince Andrey
Anton Chekhov, The Bishop The Bishop
Mark Twain, The Death of Jean Jean, Daughter
D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers Mother
Thomas Mann, Death in Venice Gustav Aschenbach 
Thomas Mann, Magic Mountain Joachim Ziemssen
William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying Addie
Katherine Anne Porter, The Jilting of Granny Weatherall Granny
Toni Morrison, Beloved Sethe
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera Dr. Juveral Urbino
 
Royalty
Aeschylus, Agamemnon Agamemnon
Sophocles, Oedipus The King Jocasta
Jacob of Sarug, The Fall of the Idols Martyr
Bulfinch Mythology, Legends of Charlemagne

Rinaldo

Arabian Nights, Angel of Death The Proud, The Devout
The Battle of Maldon Brythnoth
Beowulf Beowulf
Snirru Sturluson, Prose Edda, The Death of Balder Balder
Geoffrey Chaucer, Knight’s Tales Arcite
Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte d’Arthur King Arthur
Shakespeare, Richard II Richard 
Shakespeare, Henry V  Falstaff
Shakespeare, Anthony & Cleopatra Cleopatra
Shakespeare, King Lear Lear/Cordelia
Shakespeare, Macbeth Lady Macbeth
Joseph Roth, The Radetzky March Emperor Francis Joseph
 
Sacrificial

 

(see also) Martyrs
Sacrificial
Religious
  Person

 

Aeschylus, Agamemnon Agamemnon
Euripides, Medea Her Children
King James, New Testament Jesus
Gregory of Nyssa,  Life of Macrina Macrina
Jacob of Sarug, The Fall of the Idols  Martyr
Bulfinch Mythology, Legends of Charlemagne

Rinaldo

Roswitha, Dulcitus Irena
Franz Kafka, Metamorphosis Gregor Samsa
Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises Bull
William Faulkner, Light in August Joe Christmas
 
Sibling/
Other
   Relatives
Gaius, Velerius Catullus, # 101 Brother
Anne Bronte, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Arthur Huntingdon
George Eliot, Mill on the Floss Tom & Maggie
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime & Punishment, Friend Marmeladov 
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime & Punishment, Sister Lizaveta
Mark Twain, The Death of Jean  Jean, Daughter
Thomas Mann, Magic Mountain  Joachim Ziemssen
John Galsworthy, The Forsyte Saga Old Jolyon & Balthasar
Truman Capote, A Christmas Memory Cousin
 
Stranger

 

Erich M. Remarque, All Quiet On the Western Front French Soldier
Katherine Anne Porter, Pale Horse, Pale Rider Adam
Katherine Anne Porter, Ship of Fools Echegaray, The Basque
Eudora Welty, Death of a Traveling Salesman R. J. Bowman
Irene Nemirovsky, Suite Francaise Charlie Langelet
Albert Camus, The Stranger The Arab
Flannery O’Connor, Wise Blood Mr. Motes
Carson McCullers, Clock Without Hands J. T. Malone
Monique Truong, The Book of Salt Mother & Pigeon
 
Suicide
Planned/
 Unplanned

 

Sophocles, Oedipus The King Jocasta
Plato, Phaedo Socrates
Ovid, Metamorphoses Pyramus & Thisbe
King James, New Testament Jesus
Shakespeare, Hamlet Ophelia
Shakespeare, Anthony & Cleopatra Cleopatra
Wolfgang Von Goethe, Sorrows of Young Werther Werther
Sir Walter Scott, The Bride of Lammermoor Lucy
Mary Shelley, The Last Man Son & Wife
Honoré de Balzac, Lost Illusions Lucien/ Suicide Thoughts
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary Madame Bovary
George Eliot, Mill on the Floss Tom & Maggie
Anthony Trollope, The Way We Live Now Melmotte
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace Prince Andrey
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina Anna Karenina
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray Dorian Gray
Joseph Conrad, An Outcast of the Islands Willems
Theodore Dreiser, Sister Carrie Hurstwood
Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway Septimus
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby Gatsby
Joseph Roth, The Tale of the 1002nd Night Von Taittinger
Audous Huxley, Brave New World Savage
Radclyffe Hall, Miss Ogilvy Finds Herself Miss Ogilvy
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God Tea Cake
Caroline Slade, The Triumph of Willie Pond Willie Pond
Simone De Beauvoir, She Came to Stay Xaviere
Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient English Patient
 
Timely
Anticipated
Retributive
Unknown, Gilgamesh Enkidu
Aeschylus, Agamemnon Agamemnon
Plato, Phaedo Socrates
Christopher Marlowe, Dr. Faustus Faustus
Shakespeare, Hamlet Ophelia
Shakespeare, Henry V  Falstaff
Shakespeare, Anthony & Cleopatra Cleopatra
Shakespeare, Macbeth Lady Macbeth
Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote Don Quixote
Marie Henri Beyle (Stendhal), Red & Black  Julien Sorel 
Victor Hugo, Hunchback of Notre Dame Priest & Esmerelda
Anne Bronte, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Arthur Huntingdon
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women Beth
Anthony Trollope, The Way We Live Now Melmotte
Emile Zola, Nana Nana
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray Dorian Gray
Joseph Conrad, An Outcast of the Islands Willems
Anton Chekhov, The Bishop The Bishop
Thomas Mann, Death in Venice Gustav Aschenbach 
Thomas Mann, Magic Mountain Joachim Ziemssen
Theodore Dreiser, An American Tragedy Roberta & Clyde
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby Gatsby
William Faulkner, Delta Autumn McCaslin
Irene Nemirovsky, David Golder David Golder
Carson McCullers, Clock Without Hands J. T. Malone
 
Tragic
Untimely
Unexpected

Unknown, Gilgamesh

Enkidu
Aeschylus, Agamemnon Agamemnon
Sophocles, Oedipus The King Jocasta
Euripides, Medea Her Children
Euripides, The Trojan Women Astyanax
Plato, Phaedo Socrates
Ovid, Metamorphoses Pyramus & Thisbe
Bulfinch Mythology, Legends of Charlemagne Rinaldo
J. Bedieren, The Romance of Tristan and Iseult Tristan & Iseult
Dante Alighieri, La Vita Nuova Beatrice
Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron Salvestra & Girolamo
Geoffrey Chaucer, Knight’s Tales Arcite
Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte d’Arthur King Arthur
Shakespeare, Richard II Richard
Shakespeare, Othello Othello & Desdemona
Shakespeare, Hamlet Ophelia
Shakespeare, Henry V Falstaff
Shakespeare, King Lear Lear/Cordelia
Wolfgang Von Goethe, Sorrows of Young Werther Werther
Sir Walter Scott, The Bride of Lammermoor Lucy
Mary Shelley, The Last Man Son & Wife
Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre Bertha Rochester
Anne Bronte, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Arthur Huntingdon
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary Madame Bovary
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime & Punishment Marmeladov 
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime & Punishment

Alena Ivanovna

Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime & Punishment Lizaveta
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women Beth
Anton Chekhov, The Bishop The Bishop
Thomas Mann, Death in Venice  Gustav Aschenbach 
Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway Septimus
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby Gatsby
William Faulkner, Light in August Joe Christmas
Katherine Anne Porter, The Jilting of Granny Weatherall Granny
Katherine Anne Porter, Ship of Fools Echegaray, The Basque
Audous Huxley, Brave New World Savage
John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men Lenny
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God Tea Cake
Eudora Welty, Death of a Traveling Salesman R. J. Bowman
Irene Nemirovsky, David Golder David Golder
Irene Nemirovsky, Suite Francaise Charlie Langelet
Simone De Beauvoir, She Came to Stay Xaviere 
Harold Robbins, A Stone For Danny Fisher Danny Fisher
Nevil Shute,  Trustee from the Tool Room John Dermott and wife
Joseph Heller, Catch 22 Snowden
C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed Wife, Helen Joy
Toni Morrison, Beloved Sethe
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera Dr. Juveral Urbino
Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain Inman
Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones Susie Salmon
 
Violent
Ugly
Lingering

 

(see also
Women:
   Violent)

Homer, The Iliad Patroklos
Aeschylus, Agamemnon Agamemnon
Sophocles, Oedipus The King Jocasta
Euripides, Medea Her Children
Euripides, The Trojan Women Astyanax
Plato, Phaedo Socrates
King James, New Testament Jesus
Hippolytus, The Story of a Maiden of Cornith Nobel Youth
Gregory of Nyssa,  Life of Macrina Macrina
Theodoret, Of the Massacre of Thessalonica Towns’ people
John of Apamea, Ecclesiastical History (Fragments) Soldiers
Jacob of Sarug, The Fall of the Idols  Martyr
Bulfinch Mythology, Legends of Charlemagne Rinaldo
Roswitha, Dulcitus Irena
The Battle of Maldon Brythnoth
Beowulf Beowulf
Snirru Sturluson, Prose Edda, The Death of Balder Balder
Unknown, Chanson de Roland Roland
The Sagas of the Icelanders, Viga Glum’s Saga Thorvald Tafald
J. Bedieren, The Romance of Tristan and Iseult Tristan & Iseult
Geoffrey Chaucer, Knight’s Tales Arcite
Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte d’Arthur King Arthur
Shakespeare, Othello Desdemona
Shakespeare, Hamlet Ophelia
Shakespeare, King Lear Cordelia
Wolfgang Von Goethe, Sorrows of Young Werther Werther
Sir Walter Scott, The Bride of Lammermoor Lucy
Mary Shelley, The Last Man Son & Wife
Marie Henri Beyle (Stendhal), Red & Black  Julien Sorel 
Victor Hugo, Hunchback of Notre Dame Priest & Esmerelda
Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist Nancy
Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre Bertha Rochester
Anne Bronte, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Arthur Huntingdon
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary Madame Bovary
George Eliot, Mill on the Floss Tom & Maggie
Walt Whitman, Death of a Pennsylvania Soldier Frank H. Irwin 
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime & Punishment Marmeladov
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime & Punishment Alena Ivanovna
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime & Punishment Lizaveta
Emile Zola, Nana Nana
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy, Death of Ivan Ilych Ivan Ilych
Joseph Conrad, An Outcast of the Islands Willems
Steven Crane, The Red Badge of Courage The Tall Soldier 
Franz Kafka,  Metamorphosi Gregor Samsa
Franz Kafka, The Trial  Herr K
Erich M. Remarque, All Quiet On the Western Front French Soldier
William Faulkner, Light in August Joe Christmas
Katherine Anne Porter, Ship of Fools Echegaray, The Basque
Audous Huxley, Brave New World Savage
Irene Nemirovsky, Suite Francaise Charlie Langelet
Harold Robbins, A Stone For Danny Fisher Danny Fisher
Truman Capote, In Cold Blood Hickock
Nevil Shute,  Trustee from the Tool Room John Dermott and wife
Joseph Heller, Catch 22 Snowden
John le Carre', Smiley’s People Leipzig
Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient English Patient
Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones Susie Salmon 
Monique Truong, The Book of Salt Mother & Pigeon
 
War
Battles
Soldiers
Homer, The Iliad Sarpedon
Thucydides, Pericles, The Funeral Speech Greek Soldiers
John of Apamea, Ecclesiastical History Soldiers
The Battle of Maldon Brythnoth
Beowulf Beowulf
Snirru Sturluson, Prose Edda, The Death of Balder Balder
Unknown, Chanson de Roland Roland
The Sagas of the Icelanders, Viga Glum’s Saga Thorvald Tafald
J. Bedieren, The Romance of Tristan and Iseult Tristan & Iseult
Geoffrey Chaucer, Knight’s Tales Arcite
Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte d’Arthur King Arthur
Shakespeare, Richard II Richard 
James Fenimore Cooper, The Last of the Mohicans Cora & Magua
Walt Whitman, Death of a Pennsylvania Soldier Frank H. Irwin
Steven Crane, The Red Badge of Courage The Tall Soldier 
Erich M. Remarque, All Quiet On the Western Front French Soldier
Helen Zenna Smith, Not so Quiet on the Western Front Women - WWI
Joseph Roth, The Radetzky March Emperor Francis Joseph
Joseph Heller, Catch 22 Snowden
John le Carre', Smiley’s People Leipzig
Sebastien Japrisot, A Very Long Engagement French Soldiers
Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient English Patient
 
Welcome
Accepted
Justifiable
Peaceful
King James, The Bible, Deuteronomy 32 & 34 Moses
Unknown, Book of J. 177 & 178 Moses
Euripides, Alcestis Alcestis
King James, New Testament Jesus
Gregory of Nyssa,  Life of Macrina Macrina
The Holy Qur’an Believers
Arabian Nights, Angel of Death The Proud, The Devout
Roswitha, Dulcitus Irena
Omar Khayyam, Rubaiyat Omar Khayyam
Hildegard of Bingen, Scivias Martyrs
J. Bedieren, The Romance of Tristan and Iseult Tristan & Iseult
Dante Alighieri, La Vita Nuova Beatrice
Christopher Marlowe, Dr. Faustus Faustus
Shakespeare, Richard II Richard
Shakespeare, Hamlet Ophelia
Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote Don Quixote
Johathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travel’s Burial Rites
Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop Little Nell
Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Match-Seller Match-girl
Anthony Trollope, The Way We Live Now Melmotte
Anton Chekhov, The Bishop The Bishop
D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers Mother
Thomas Mann, Death in Venice Gustav Aschenbach
Thomas Mann, Magic Mountain Joachim Ziemssen
Henry James, Portrait of a Lady Ralph Touchett
Theodore Dreiser, Sister Carrie Hurstwood
Willa Cather, Death Comes for the Archbishop Fa. Jean Marie Latour
William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying Addie
William Faulkner, Delta Autumn McCaslin
Vita Sackville-West, All Passion Spent Lady Slane
Katherine Anne Porter, The Jilting of Granny Weatherall Granny
Joseph Roth, The Radetzky March Emperor Francis Joseph
Audous Huxley, Brave New World Linda
Radclyffe Hall, Miss Ogilvy Finds Herself Miss Ogilvy
John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men Lenny
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God Tea Cake
Caroline Slade, The Triumph of Willie Pond Willie Pond
Eudora Welty, Death of a Traveling Salesman R. J. Bowman
Simone De Beauvoir, She Came to Stay Xaviere 
Conrad Richter, The Town Mother Sayward
Carson McCullers, Clock Without Hands J. T. Malone
Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine Great-grandma
Eva Figes, Waking Woman in Old Age
Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient English Patient
 
Women:

Romantic
Peaceful

Euripides, Alcestis Alcestis
Hippolytus, The Story of a Maiden of Cornith Nobel Youth
Gregory of Nyssa,  Life of Macrina Macrina
J. Bedieren, The Romance of Tristan and Iseult Tristan & Iseult
Dante Alighieri, La Vita Nuova Beatrice
Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron Salvestra & Girolamo
Shakespeare, Hamlet Ophelia
Shakespeare, Anthony & Cleopatra Cleopatra
Shakespeare, Macbeth Lady Macbeth
Mary Shelley, The Last Man Son & Wife
Marie Henri Beyle (Stendhal), Red & Black  Julien Sorel 
Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop Little Nell
Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights Catherine
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women Beth
Mark Twain, The Death of Jean  Jean, Daughter
D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers Mother
Marcel Proust, Guermantes Way Grandmother
William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying Addie
Vita Sackville-West, All Passion Spent Lady Slane
Katherine Anne Porter, The Jilting of Granny Weatherall Granny
Radclyffe Hall, Miss Ogilvy Finds Herself Miss Ogilvy
Simone De Beauvoir, She Came to Stay Xaviere
Harold Robbins, A Stone For Danny Fisher Danny Fisher
Truman Capote, A Christmas Memory Cousin
C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed Wife, Helen Joy
Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine Great-grandma
Eva Figes, Waking Woman in Old Age
Toni Morrison, Beloved Sethe
 
Women:

Violent

Sophocles, Oedipus The King Jocasta
Ovid, Metamorphoses Pyramus & Thisbe
Hippolytus, The Story of a Maiden of Cornith Nobel Youth
Gregory of Nyssa,  Life of Macrina Macrina
Roswitha, Dulcitus Irena
Shakespeare, Othello Desdemona
Shakespeare, Hamlet Ophelia
Shakespeare, King Lear Cordelia
Sir Walter Scott, The Bride of Lammermoor Lucy
James Fenimore Cooper, The Last of the Mohicans  Cora & Magua
Victor Hugo, Hunchback of Notre Dame   Esmerelda
Alexander Pushkin, Queen of Spades Countess & Ghost
Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist Nancy 
Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre Bertha Rochester
Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights Catherine
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary Madame Bovary
George Eliot, Mill on the Floss Tom & Maggie
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime & Punishment Alena Ivanovna
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime & Punishment Lizaveta
Emile Zola, Nana Nana
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina Anna Karenina
Theodore Dreiser, An American Tragedy Roberta
Helen Zenna Smith, Not so Quiet on the Western Front Women - WWI
Audous Huxley, Brave New World Savage
Simone De Beauvoir, She Came to Stay Xaviere
Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones Susie Salmon 
Monique Truong, The Book of Salt Mother & Pigeon

 

   
 

Adrienne Nater, 2008

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