Appointment in Samarra

Mohamed Ado
Prof. Frew

Analyzing “The Appointment in Samarra”
In the tale Arrangement in Samarra by W. Somerset Maugham, death who is the narrator recounts an ironic story which give a cold feeling by the tale about a merchant servant who tries to dodge his arrangement by escaping to samara. Rather than escaping from his bleak meeting with Death he runs straight to Samarra where Demise booked their meeting. This tale introduces the announcement of truth that Death's arrangements are inescapable. the writer is introducing to the readers that Death is a power of nature as well as a human. Which is known as personification.
Maugham symbolizing death as a human. To illustrate “I was jostled by a woman in the crowd and when I turned I saw it was death that jostled me.” This show that death mix and interact with human to the degree that nobody acknowledge she was present until she bumped him. However, this tale also show that death can be converse and approach. To illustrate when the merchant approach death down to the marketplace and ask someone explanation about his threatening signal at his servant and death being able to explain herself.
Death inevitable the servant thought being able to run from death by going to Samarra, but doesn’t knowledge that it’s Samarra the setting of his death. Death is weird. Everybody will die, nobody can escape from it even though it’s not necessary. For instance, any of the main sources of death are hypothetically ready to be exclude.