History often represents the greatest indicator of things to come. If we do not learn from the past mistakes people make, then we are destined to make it once again. Every so often humanity is faced with challenges that we see once every couple of generations. In our case in our current time we are faced with COVID-19. But this is not precisely new for us, we have seen these events happen in which people survived a pandemic and took precautions. The most recent and deadliest example is the Spanish flu during the time of the first World War. It had many lessons we could of took to hand during these times. But one thing did make me realize something in I find similar to Paul Monette is his appreciation to a person that died. I share the same fondness with the fascination of death because every person has a story. These stories shed light on a person’s life that we come to know for all these years that we spent with them. A person’s life is to be celebrated in all aspects we remember then, but we also look to the future with determination. His anger fueled his determination for a better tomorrow those long-fought battles that these previous humans fought their lives for. He takes this anger against society anger of things he cannot do, and it just fuels him to do better. That is his drive that is his determination for a better tomorrow the great advocation for these human beings being homosexual that were targeted because of a rumor of something that could not be true. News and rumors have the capabilities to just blow things out of proportion in which allow things of these nature to just get misinterpreted, but this fuels retaliation and for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. But this is the price to pay for learning a lesson to move forward for there to be a change in life. Leading to a better tomorrow in which we hope we learn from those tragic events. This is no different, there is a need to stare at death right in the face and say not today. This is a reference to a modern show Game of Thrones but the message is across the board saying that there can be change but it will often cost everything to achieve that change but that is what it takes to make the difference.