Death is one of the most significant and inevitable parts of the human experience. It can come all too soon, unexpectedly, and unfortunately for many, alone and unacknowledged. Desantiss, a professor of sociology at the University of Cambridge, has a unique view on death that can vary depending on whom he identifies as a scapegoat. Desantiss gives a powerful speech on the social concept of death and how it affects us and our communities. He takes a step back from the traditional stereotypical view of death and focuses on the power behind being able to identify the evolutionary mechanics that lead to death. He believes that a person’s death can depend on the social context within which they live. For example, Desantiss states that death is desperate, lonely, and sometimes violent, depending on a person’s socio-economic and cultural circumstances. He also acknowledges that the way a person dies, even if it was natural, can cause trauma to those close to them. Desantiss goes on to say that the suffering caused by death is indeed real, whether it is near or far, known or unknown. When it comes to identifying scapegoats, Desantiss voiks for a broader approach than just looking at who is causing the death. He describes how death can be the result of a variety of social forces. This includes a lack of social support, economic inequality, poverty, racism, and other structural issues. He argues that instead of blaming individuals, society’s death culture should be judged as a whole and social reform should be the ultimate goal. In summary, Desantiss’ view on untimely death is shaped by the environment around us and the social forces that can lead to it. He believes that it is essential to recognize the broad social forces that can contribute to someone’s death and act accordingly. Both individuals and societies should be held accountable for the deaths caused by these conditions, and those affected should be provided with the appropriate support and resources for closure and healing.