The Knight

Dance of Death: The Knight

A knight stands amid the bodies of other fallen men, attempting to fight off death. After having survived many combats, the knight is at last vanquished by death, the opponent which cannot be beaten.

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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.