She said, 'I am aweary, aweary,
I would that I were dead!'An unhappy character longs for death, but for some reason or other -- from principle to lack of energy -- is not Driven to Suicide. Typical behavior ranges from a languid state where little if anything gets done, to a morbid and restless seeking out of things that could kill. May, in fact, complain that the Grim Reaper does not show up. May result from a Despair Event Horizon. One motive, though not the only one, that can inspire the Death Seeker.
- In Miserere: An Autumn Tale, Lucian, as Catarina's captive, wandered the city seeking death.
- Al Bundy from Married... with Children. Constantly:
I welcome death!
- In Tennyson's Mariana, Mariana's state.
Hello, Unknown Troper. You'll need to get known to lend a hand here.