A the end of “The Immortal”, a characters says: “As the end approaches, there are no longer any images from memory — there are only words”. In “The Immortal” and “The Secret Miracle” time saves a person’s legacy, a person’s name and writings, but not necessarily the person. Is the life of a person something altogether different from his writings? What is the relation between time, words, and identity? Is human identity only preserved in words? Or is it only an idea, a perception of human identity, a fiction, a simulacrum, that survives in time? Use examples from both stories.
1-2 paragraphs for response, I have attached the readings.