I am a part of something

I am a part of something
Have you ever put together a large jigsaw puzzle? When you put away the
puzzle, sometimes the pieces get lost or bent. If they do, when you take it back
out and try to reassemble it, the puzzle is not complete; the overall picture,
however, is still satisfying. In John Donne?s "No Man Is an Island," the author
similarly says that the inhabitants of the world comprise a team. When the team
(the world) loses a player, the team is not complete, but it finds some way to
move on without that player. Every player is like a pebble that has been
dropped onto a perfectly still pond; the consequence of the impact ripples out
from the center. The ripples reach all sides of the pond, in a far-reaching
expression of cause and effect.
Donne begins his poem by telling the reader that every man is a part of a
whole: "No man is an island, entire of its self; every man is a piece of the
continent, a part of a main" ("No Man Is An Island" sent. 1). He asserts that no
person is entirely by himself. Every person is somehow connected to the world.
Regardless of whether he is aware of it, he makes his mark in some way. He
sends his own ripples out, his own cause and effect; he is a part of the whole
of the world. All beings and all things in the world are to work together as a
team for one common goal, such as to co-exist. Every human has some kind of
connection with someone or something else. No one is complete with out anything
or anyone else, and everyone is a part of a whole.
In the middle of his poem, the author writes metaphors that discuss pieces
missing from a whole in different forms. "If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of
thy friends or of thine own"("No Man Is An Island" sent. 2).In other words, no
matter what happens in the world, whether it is a clod of dirt from a
country, a mountain, or a whole home of ours or someone we know, the
repercussions will still affect us. He claims that when a clod (human) is washed
away or dies, Europe (all of man kind) is just a little bit less than what is
was before, no matter how important or great the man was. If a piece of a manor
is washed away, the manor is not complete. It can be fixed, and everything will
still function normally, but it will not be the same as the original.
At the end, Donne explains how he is affected: "Any man?s death diminishes
me, because I am involved in mankind and therefore never send to know for whom
the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. ("No Man Is An Island" sent. 3). Any man?s
death takes a little part of him, because he is a part of a whole; that is, he
is a member of mankind. He does not want to know for whom the bells are
tolling; he knows that another piece of him is gone.
As life goes on, you meet people, and you accumulate acquaintances. You
think that what you are doing does not affect them or anyone else, but it does.
When you die, or when they die, or when anyone dies, you are hurt and so are
they; somehow or some way you have touched them, or they have touched you. So
when you think that you are alone, and you do things only for yourself, stop and
think who you are affecting. You?re affecting everyone, because you are a part
of a whole. When you die, the whole world will miss you; it will, however, fill
the void that you left. The world will continue to live and to strive to go on
with mankind?s existence.

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