I've talked to Andy about this a little bit, but I just thought I'd share my ideas here, since a lot of you guys are sharing yours. My paper topic is going to extend from the conversation that I started in class about "Before My Last Breath." I want to talk about what I see almost as an obsession of death and outliving death in the piece. When reading the story, I can't help but notice all of the little examples of this that I find, from the obvious case of the Georges trying to escape the inevitable by burying themselves alive, to Reed's commentary on modern celebrities living on long past their deaths. I have a lot of ideas about what to include, but I was wondering if any of you had any to add, or just different ways I could approach it.