The New Bride

Dance of Death: The New Bride

The newly married woman should all of her life around her. But death has other plans. The woman's husband tries vainly to divert her attention from death, who is beating a drum, leading her to her doom.

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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.