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Would this be understandable in English?

Would this be acceptable or understandable in English? - "Self destruction and admiration or live through with oblivion" meaning destruction but admiration vs living but being forgotten


  • I think you have to use parallels, @mp8219, if you want to be understood.

    Self destruction ~ live through
    doesn't work because it's

    and admiration ~ with oblivion
    doesn't work because they're
    different connections

    admiration ~ oblivion
    doesn't work because it's
    'other people admire you' ~ 'you suffer oblivion'

    You should aim for three parallels. One possibility is

    To kill myself and be remembered with honour, or to live on and be entirely forgotten.

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