The style is elegant and understated, the aura of weariness and mortality extremely powerful.
Obviously, a lot of the premiere is about our feelings of mortality and how anxious they make us.
And yet, that race, confronted daily with its own weakness and mortality had taken destiny by the throat.
mid-14c., "condition of being mortal," from Old French mortalite "massacre, slaughter; fatal illness; poverty; destruction" (12c.), from Latin mortalitem (nominative mortalitas) "state of being mortal; subjection to death," from mortalis (see mortal (adj.)). Meaning "widespread death" is from c.1400; meaning "number of deaths from some cause or in a given period" is from 1640s.
mortality mor·tal·i·ty (môr-tāl'ĭ-tē)
The quality or condition of being mortal.