What is the main idea of the death of the moth?

The Death of the Moth compares the insignificant short struggle and life of a moth to the daily struggles of human life. Moth as a symbol of human and it relates to human’s struggle to survive and how human will encounter death as well.

What effect is Woolf striving for in the death of the moth?

Virginia Woolf’s purpose in writing this piece is to remind us of the power that death has over life. She shows us the futility of attempting to avoid death, of attempting to overcome its indomitable will. She conveys this message not so much with logic, but instead with emotions, feelings, half-written ideas.

What is the thesis of the death of a moth?

Thesis: Woolf’s main purpose is to show: • that the moth’s actions embody our own actions. Nature is powerful. The same energy which inspired the rooks, the ploughmen, the horses, and even, it seemed, the lean bare-backed downs, sent the moth fluttering from side to side of his square of the window-pane.