Epictetus wrote in his "Discourses and Selected Writings" about the idea of humans fearing death. He spoke about how actual events do not disturb people, but their judgments concerning them do. He has several quotes on this idea from, "Death is not frightening itself but the judgment of death is what we are afraid of" to "Death is not fearful, but dying like a coward is". Therefore many people fear death, and choose to react to loved ones dying by entering a depressed state of mourning filled with tears and sorrow. Several other intellectual individuals have commented on this idea, including Lucretius and Nietzsche. The first half of this presentation focuses on the ideas of humans fearing death, and mourning those who have passed in a negative, depressing way. The majority of these images and works of art deal with the death of Christ, and how Christ himself feared death, as well as everyone else mourning his death. They depict a dark, sad, fearful view of death. Epictetus suggested that humans deal with death by accepting it for what it is and understanding it is inevitable. He said that "Death and pain are essentially just a scary mask and if you look underneath it, you will see that though you are suffering, relief is not far away" and "I must die, but must I die bawling?" The second half of the presentation focuses on this aspect of Epictetus's view. It features paintings and artwork that portrays death as a positive event in life, and includes works of art that tie life and death together as the cycle that it is, as well as images that personify death as gentle, and paintings of individuals who have accepted their fate of death. Unlike the first section where most of the artwork is based around Christ and his followers, the second half features a much brighter feeling with a variety of different topics. It also has images of death being portrayed as peaceful and not fearful. From beginning to end, this project shows the different ways that human beings approach dealing with death, from the negative, fearful views, to the positive accepting views, and supports the ideas of Epictetus, Lucretius, and other highly respected scholars.