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 Tennyson's Mariana, Mariana's state.