In times of pandemic, funeral rituals are altered and, in certain places, suppressed. the subjective implications of this impediment are not yet visible. However, the forms of farewell and accompaniment are not canceled. The word finds ways to accommodate pain by showing its effectiveness in the field of the human. It is necessary to accentuate these vicarious ways of parting because the fate of the duel itself depends on them.
Key words: pandemic | funeral rite | duel | symbolic resources