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Daemon
Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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I feel monotony and death to be almost the same.

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)
Nisar Akhtar
Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2015 12:33:15 AM

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Death cannot be brought back to life while monotony could be. So there is a striking difference between the two.
gerry
Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2015 2:01:25 AM
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Death has a purpose
Joy Frohlich
Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2015 3:25:27 AM
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They are not at all the same. Monotony can be temporary, although slaves lead monotonous lives. Most of us can change the monotony into doing something purposeful to prepare for death.
JMV
Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2015 5:04:53 AM

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Although death may prove to be monotonous, at least for those who have no hope in eternity, monotony is certain not akin to death.
This is the melodramatic perspective of someone who had no doubt tasted monotony, but knew very little of death.

Or it is simply a literary analogy that communicates how loathsome she finds monotony to be, in which case she has succeeded in making her point.
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Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2015 5:47:44 AM
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Monotonous activity makes fun even more fun unless it's fun itself... Cause then it's really unfun, darling!
pag asa
Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2015 7:07:54 AM

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Monotony can eventually lead to death. It is like a road to that direction.
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Death is inevitable, monotony is the contrary.

It takes team work to make a dream work - Sonny Kapoor
Mehrdad77
Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2015 12:10:57 PM

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The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
Albert Einstein
Milica Boghunovich
Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2015 1:10:54 PM
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Joy Frohlich wrote:
They are not at all the same. Monotony can be temporary, although slaves lead monotonous lives. Most of us can change the monotony into doing something purposeful to prepare for death.


Depends what you are a slave to, and how you are blind not to see it. A lot of rich are slaves to addictions of all kinds which is the worst monotony conceivable... very conceited and ugly on the inside....
Milica Boghunovich
Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2015 1:14:04 PM
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Daemon wrote:
I feel monotony and death to be almost the same.

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)


Monotony is a product of a lazy mind, but natural death (as well as birth) is a product of a secret never to be discovered by any brain endowed creature...
ChristopherJohnson
Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2015 3:10:17 PM

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At least, very similar.
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Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2015 6:01:51 PM

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From : SHIRLEY BY CHARLOTTE BRONTË

Chapter XXIII.
An Evening Out
Page 352


"Are you happy?"

"Should I be happy wandering alone in strange countries as you wish to do?"

"Much happier, even if you did nothing but wander. Remember, however, that I shall have an object in view; but if you only went on and on, like some enchanted lady in a fairy tale, you might be happier than now. In a day's wandering you would pass many a hill, wood, and watercourse, each perpetually altering in aspect as the sun shone out or was overcast; as the weather was wet or fair, dark or bright. Nothing changes in Briarfield rectory. The plaster of the parlour ceilings, the paper on the walls, the curtains, carpets, chairs, are still the same."

"Is change necessary to happiness?"

"Yes."

"Is it synonymous with it?"

"I don't know; but I feel monotony and death to be almost the same."

Here Jessie spoke.

"Isn't she mad?" she asked.

"But, Rose," pursued Caroline, "I fear a wanderer's life, for me at least, would end like that tale you are reading—in disappointment, vanity, and vexation of spirit."

"Does 'The Italian' so end?"

"I thought so when I read it."

"Better to try all things and find all empty than to try nothing and leave your life a blank. To do this is to commit the sin of him who buried his talent in a napkin—despicable sluggard!"

Read this novel :http://www.gutenberg.org/files/30486/30486-h/30486-h.htm#XXIII
Gary98
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Honey, they are definitely different.
JMV
Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2015 7:00:35 PM

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"The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind."

- Albert Einstein
JMV
Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2015 7:20:10 PM

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“Monotony has nothing to do with a place; monotony, either in its sensation or its infliction, is simply the quality of a person. There are no dreary sights; there are only dreary sight seers.”
― G.K. Chesterton
JMV
Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2015 7:23:36 PM

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"Monotony is the law of nature. Look at the monotonous manner in which the sun rises. The monotony of necessary occupation is exhilarating and life giving."

- Mahatma Gandhi

Verbatim
Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2015 8:12:46 PM
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Daemon wrote:
I feel monotony and death to be almost the same.

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)


Rose Yorke is twelve years old, precocious and a bit conceited, someone yet to encounter a "real McCoy" experience after the manner of her romantic readings.
Jenny Salt
Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2015 9:57:24 PM

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Sameness day in day out leads to boredom. lack of creativity is a lost soul.
Virginia Lathan
Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2015 10:17:52 PM

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If the way a person is experiencing life is so monotonous that it’s completely uneventful and unstimulating, then their spirit may not be able to sustain the life force needed to make the body feel alive. So I guess that’s a living death.Think
Fredric-frank Myers
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Yes, oh yes and so very, very true.
abrar
Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2015 9:13:35 PM
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Life is never so uneventful or unstimulating as a day is never the same as previous day, it's the flow like a river,just our perception is different.

I haven't given this privilege to anybody to make me happy or angry.....SADHGURU
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