why do I overlive
, Why am I mockt with death, and length'nd out To deathless pain?
"Why do I overlive
?" asks Milton's Adam, after eating the forbidden fruit,
The difficulty with any bright-line postmortem survival (or "overlive") requirement is that it is arbitrary.
(47.) For a case litigating whether a beneficiary had satisfied or failed to satisfy an overlive requirement by five minutes, see Estate of Davies, 26 Cal.
Even longer overlive requirements appear sporadically in wills, e.g., In re Estate of Keller, 46 P.3d 1135, 1136 (Kan.
773-75: 'Why do I overlive
, | Why am I mocked with death, and lengthened out | To deathless pain?', and claims that the works discussed include a common theme of living too long, not being able to die.
Social order in Utopia extends even to an ordering of the time of one's own death, which in Utopia one can "overlive
." In effect, then, this description of individual mortality in Utopia represents the opposite of Hythloday's theory: here it is the self which may resist death and the social order which attempts to effect it.
Through him you Get revenge, Persist, endure, Overlive
, overwhelm, Get on top.
22), where Milton's Adam asked--like Tennyson's Tithonus--"Why do I overlive