The Miser

Dance of Death: The Miser

The miser tries to protect his pile of coins, which he values more than anything, but death is already taking his treasure and soon will take his life as well.

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Dance of Death

Dance of Death

The Dance of Death is an important allegory commenting on human mortality and the passing transience of life. It depicts Death as a fairly jovial skeleton armed with a scythe, who invites his victims to a dance which invariably ends in their demise. The point of the allegory is that no one can refuse its invitation to the dance: hgh church officials, kings or paupers, all must dance and eventually die.