The poem "Hurt Hawks" by Robinson Jeffers is about a red-tailed hawk whose wing is so badly hurt that he'll never be able to fly again. Two lines of this poem are as follows:
The curs of the day come and torment him
At distance, no one but death the redeemer will humble that head
Why "death the redeemer"? What does it mean to call death a "redeemer" in this context? Why was this particular word chosen - is it a reference to something else, like Christ the Redeemer for example?