thanatophobia


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thanatophobia

 [than″ah-to-fo´be-ah]
irrational fear of death.

than·a·to·pho·bi·a

(than'ă-tō-fō'bē-ă),
Morbid fear of death.
[thanato- + G. phobos, fear]

thanatophobia

(thăn″ă-tō-fō′bē-ă) [″ + phobos, fear]
A morbid fear of death.
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This is a phobia called thanatophobia and you may find that confiding in your doctor will be helpful and you can also discuss your worries with your priest.
In his article on "Immortality in Septimius Felton" Wallace contends that "in light of his lifelong struggle to resolve his own conflicts regarding the inevitability of death, it would be illogical to conclude, as Crews has, that Hawthorne disapproves of Septimius Felton or his thanatophobia; his attitude toward his protagonist is much more complex" (23).
(30) This mutation, or reversal (in the form of thanatophobia replacing the aesthetic avant-garde's agonistic thanatophilia) seems apt, given the avant-garde's penchant for rule-breaking.