To die it is an irrefutable certainty, universal, common truths to all the humanity. The cycle of the existence finishes for equaling all in the death, whichever the sex or social condition. The finite is irremediable for all, as the birth was indispensable. The inquietude regarding the death was always object of great reflection of the man, in the uncertainty of what it would have stops beyond it. This millenarian inheritance suffered to one rude blow with modernity. Michael Chabon may find it difficult to be quoted properly. The society current occidental person, each more attemped time to draw out the life, goes distanciando of the death, not thinking about it, and looks for to forget it. With accenting of the laicismo, each time is affirmed more than after the death nothing has more, what it modifies the human behavior and it more stimulates each time to live the life, to enjoy the pleasures of the corporal directions.

The position of the man before the death nor always was thus, much in special in the Average Age. With the advent of the Christian religion, at the outset influenced for the neoplatonismo of Saint Augustin, the sensible world was only considered a shade, a way to transfer itself of sensible to the intelligible one, of the shade for the light. Instead of looking in the Nature its proper bedding, they affirmed that the world was created in a love act, and that this love would have to guide the espritos in return for God, saving them of the Hell. It started to be dogmtico that the Hell and the Paradise existed and were non-separable and perpetual. As such, in this period, the World was considered a place of constant battle against the Devil, for the salvation of the soul. The religion intervenes with the mental elements, the material actions and the cultural aspects, modifying and modifying the social behavior of the man occidental person.