Death has been portrayed in many ways in literature, from a dark mysterious stalker to a celebration of eternal life. Every person has their own view of death, which means that death has no boundaries as to what form it takes. Some of the more widely used views are as a feared being, a humorous clown, and as a continuance of life.
In the short story "Idiots First"(1223) death is portrayed as an evil stalker,
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the speaker ask what is next, the speaker knows that physical life is not all there is and out of curiosity ask what happens after death. "To An Athlete Dying Young"(1269) eternal life is not the same, eternal life is being held as a hero even after death.
Weather death is viewed as an evil being or as eternal life, there is one thing that holds true. Death comes to us all in the end.