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Grief over My Father's Death - Physics, sleep, physics, sleep. Physics. I shut off the alarm, switched on the light, and grabbed my textbook from my night-table. Today was just the start of another ordinary day of school, and I could not help myself from looking forward to the weekend as I went over Newton’s three laws in my head. As I turned to the next page of my notes, I was startled by the sound of a doorbell. At four o’clock, who could be at the door. Could it just be a simple mistake. The wrong house maybe. My intuition said otherwise; I knew something was wrong....   [tags: grief,] 894 words
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The Grief of Existentialist in Albert Camus’s Work of Fiction, "The Stranger" - Albert Camus’s work of fiction, The Stranger, explores the life of a French man known as Meursault after his mother dies of old age. Meursault does not feel grief for his mothers death as he believes that doing so is pointless since he, as well as Camus himself, is an atheist and an existentialist. As such, he doesn’t concern himself with traditional emotions and beliefs and is instead only concerned with the physical world around him and his physical interactions with it. This is best exemplified when comparing the novels opening paragraph, “Maman died today....   [tags: Albert Camus, Stranger, Grief, Existentialism, ]
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Anton Chekhov’s Misery: To Whom Shall I Tell My Grief? - In Anton Chekhov’s, “’Misery: “To Whom Shall I Tell My Grief?”’, he tells the story of Iona Potapov, a sledge-driver in nineteenth century Russia. The character has lost his son; to an untimely death and he is having a difficult time coping with his lost. He is an elderly, nineteenth century cab driver and his wish is to find someone he can share his terrible grief with, by only sharing his sons’ life. Chekhov portrays the main character as lonely, dazed, confused, and as a man who needs someone to confide in; which all humans want and need during such hardships....   [tags: Misery: To Whom Shall I Tell My Grief?] 886 words
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Mourning and Grief - Sigmund Freud, born on May 8th, 1856, was the founder of psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysts believed that human behavior, experience, and cognition were largely determined by irrational drives which were mostly unconscious. Freud further developed the mechanisms of repression and established a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and their respective psychoanalyst. Though psychoanalysts are not very common in our current day, other forms of psychotherapy have developed that employs diverging ideas, originating from Freud’s original thoughts and approach to studying the mind (Boeree)....   [tags: Psychology]
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Culture and Grief - When the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2011 rocked New York City, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C., the word “tragedy” was used on a grandiose level around the world. For the people who lived close enough to experience the events first-hand, they may not have even called it a tragedy; perhaps they called it a misfortune, retaliation, lack of a strong government, unreal, or maybe even rebirth. In the coming years after the attacks, everything between standing united as a nation to declaring a war had flourished; but how has that left us - the land that has no distinct ethnicity - feel about each other....   [tags: terrorism, 911]
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The Loss of My Uncle - February twenty-third 2010 was just a regular ordinary day. I was on my way to class on this cold February afternoon, when my phone rung. It was my cousin on the other end telling me to call my mom. I could not figure out what was wrong, so I quickly said okay and I hung up and called my mom. When my mom answered the phone I told her the message but I said I do not know what is wrong. My mom was at work and could not call right away, so I took the effort to call my cousin back to see what was going on....   [tags: Grief] 1028 words
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A Child's Perception of Death and Grief - Death and dying is a natural and unavoidable process that all living creatures will experience at some point in life, whether it is one’s own person death or the death of a close friend or family member. Along with the experience of death comes the process of grieving which is the dealing and coping with the loss of the loved one. Any living thing can grieve and relate to a loss, even children (Shortle, Young, & Williams, 1993). “Childhood grief and mourning of family and friends may have immediate and long-lasting consequences including depression, anxiety, social withdrawal, behavioral disturbances, and school underachievement” (Kaufman & Kaufman, 2006, p....   [tags: Social Work ]
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The Core of a Man’s Grief - Anton Chekhov “Misery” focuses on the misery of a man, Iona. Chekhov uses dialogue and events to displays Iona’s loneliness, delusion, and grief displacement, to define his different forms of misery. Iona Potapov, the character of “Misery,” is a cab driver in St. Petersburg whose only son has died the week before. Iona’s loss of his son is not the root of his pain, it’s the fact that he can’t properly grieve. Iona’s misery comes from him trying to hide his pain, by detaching himself from reality....   [tags: Literary Review] 815 words
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Grief and Oncology Nursing - Grief and Oncology Nursing My earliest experiences of observing nursing in action occurred during my last two years of high school. My father was diagnosed with cancer during the spring of my junior year and died right before my senior year. During that short time I watched as the nurses cared for him and I could see compassion and empathy in the way they looked at him. It never occurred to me until after I had raised my children that I wanted to be able to help people in the same way those nurses helped my dad....   [tags: patients, dying, death]
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Anticipatory Grief - Grief is a universal reaction experienced by all of us at some time in our lives. The capacity that makes each of us capable of warm, satisfying relationships also leaves us vulnerable to sadness, despair, and grief when such relationships are disrupted (Carr, 1969). Regardless of the actual relationship that might have existed prior to the death, we have the tendency to idealize the relationship once death has occurred and we expect expressions of normal grief. Unfortunately, "normal grief' is what society expects, but the needs of the individual prerequisites putting a label on grief....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Grief Counseling - Grief counseling is a division of social work that involves the interpersonal aspect of the social worker’s role as expert in coping with death. In this paper I will define grief counseling and some ways to cope with loss. Next I will discuss the history and seven stages of grief. There are two main forms of grievers which are intuitive and instrumental. In addition there are four major types of grief which are acute, anticipatory, sudden and complicated. The helping process is explained as well as some disorders related to grief....   [tags: Adult Bereavement, Death, Mourning]
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Healthy Grief - Grief is a natural response to some kind of loss a person faces, it can be a person’s own loss or a larger communal loss or even larger universal one. Whatever form it takes it would result into sadness due to any number of events, whether by death of a close one or due to some other kind of loss. The process of grief is usually not very controllable and passes through various stages. Depending upon the kind of event or the extent of loss, it can last for a few weeks to few months to few years....   [tags: Healthy Lifestyle Essay]
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Hamlet's Grief - "’Tis not alone my inky cloak, good mother, / nor customary suits of solemn black / [ . . . ] but I have that within which passeth show; / these but the trappings and the suits of woe” (Shakespeare 1.2.76-73, 85-86) says Hamlet when confronted about his way of grieving over his father’s recent death. Shakespeare’s play Hamlet is a remarkable tale that is centered on the idea of death and grief. While death is a universal occurrence, meaning every person will deal with it, how we grieve after a loss is completely individual....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]
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Grief in The Iliad - Grief in The Iliad There are many lessons that can be learned from reading Homer's The Iliad. One of which is understanding the stages of grief. One can literally watch Achilles go through all five stages when he morns the death of his comrade Patroclus. Achilles moves through Denial and Isolation, Depression, Anger, Bargaining and Acceptance in the short time after his close friends death. "Sheltered under his curving, beaked ships he found him, foreboding, deep down, all that had come to pass" (18.3-4)....   [tags: Papers] 505 words
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Experiencing Grief - In an increasingly globalised world, it is important that social workers are aware of the multitude of loss that immigrants experience and how this impacts on their life and the lives of others. Grief is a complex emotional response that arises from experiences of loss (Kanel 2003). Loss can be multidimensional and 'accompanies most big changes in our lives' (Goldsworthy 2005, p. 176). Moving to another country involves multiple diverse changes, in which people experience a variety of loss (Lee 2010)....   [tags: critical theory, immigration,social workers]
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Reaching Acceptance: the Five Stages of Grief - When one is faced with grief, an individual must go through all of the five stages, whether it is for a brief or extended period of time in order to reach the final stage of acceptance. Denial is the first logical stage that one feels when trying to cope with trauma because it feels safe to trick oneself into thinking that the event did not actually occur. Anger follows when the individual realizes that the trauma did occur and there is nothing to make it better. Depression is the third stage in the grief process in which one feels helpless and dark with nowhere to run....   [tags: loss, emotional trauma, coping mechanisms]
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The Relationship Between Knowledge, Grief, and Empowerment - The first chapter of Ecclesiastes, a book in the Bible, concludes with the words, “For in much wisdom is much grief, and increase of knowledge is increase of sorrow.” This quotation explains that the more you understand and discover about the world the more despondent you will become. In The Awakening, Kate Chopin shows that knowledge can cause grief while knowledge can also cause empowerment and self-fulfillment. In The Awakening, Kate Chopin demonstrates that enhancing an individual’s knowledge can also increase their grief and unhappiness....   [tags: Literary Themes] 906 words
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Grief from a Cross-Cultural Perspective - Grief is a multi-faceted response to loss. Although primarily focused on the emotional reaction to loss, it also carries a physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, and philosophical connotation. Doctor Elisabeth Kübler-Ross introduced the idea of the stages of grief in her 1969 book, On Death and Dying. Although it has received much criticism since then, the Kübler-Ross model remains to be the most widely accepted model of grief today. However, as most psychological research conducted in the 20th century was based on people living in the North America and Western Europe, the Kübler-Ross model could be culturally biased....   [tags: On Death and Dying, Mourning, Loss, Islam] 1586 words
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Grief and Bereavement - Grief and Bereavement CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 Crisis involved with loss of other human being is the intensive of all types of crises. This paper I will be talking mainly about grief through people loss, as it is something, which happens suddenly, and which can also lead into intense grief. In this paper I want to also talk about how we as a Christian and especially as a pastor will be able to cope with or help a person that is undergoing this grief situation....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Grief and Bereavement - The time that immediately follows the death of a loved one can be very distressing. Bereavement is something that we all experience at some stage of our lives, but not often, therefore we do not get much opportunity to learn how to deal with it. Everybody reacts differently to the loss of someone close. Grieving is a natural process which ever way it is manifested. The time that immediately follows the death can be filled with a stunned belief even if the death was not totally unexpected.      Sometimes it is not until later that the emotional feelings reveal themselves....   [tags: essays research papers] 1081 words
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Coping with Grief - Coping With Tragedy The recent incidents of terrorism have shocked, saddened and angered the nation, and left many people—both those directly and indirectly affected—wondering how to deal with the aftermath of such tragic events. This digest offers tips and information on taking care of yourself, helping others cope and talking to your children about violence. Reactions to a Traumatic Event Disasters such as the terrorist attacks that occurred today can result in extreme emotions including stress, helplessness, fear, irritability, anger, depression and grief....   [tags: essays research papers] 1500 words
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Grief and Bereavement in The Catcher in the Rye -      The Catcher in the Rye has been described, analyzed, rebuffed, and critiqued over the years.  Each writer expresses a different point of view:  It is a story reflecting teen-ager's talk--thoughts-emotions--actions; or angst.  I believe it is an adult's reflection of his own unresolved grief and bereavements.  That adult is the author, J.D. Salinger.  He uses his main character, Holden, as the voice to vent the psychological misery he will not expose -or admit to. If there are 785 instances of profanity in the book, I contend there are well over a hundred scenes where Holden used the word depressed.  D"Ambrosio presents this same thought saying, "It should be obvious by now th...   [tags: Alienation of Salinger Revealed]
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Dealing With Grief In The Lovely Bones - The characters in Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones are faced with the difficult task of overcoming the loss of Susie, their daughter and sister. Jack, Abigail, Buckley, and Lindsey each deal with the loss differently. However, it is Susie who has the most difficulty accepting the loss of her own life. Several psychologists separate the grieving process into two main categories: intuitive and instrumental grievers. Intuitive grievers communicate their emotional distress and “experience, express, and adapt to grief on a very affective level” (Doka, par....   [tags: Alice Sebold] 1807 words
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Inevitable Grief in Not Yet, Jayette - Inevitable Grief in Not Yet, Jayette In the short story "Not Yet, Jayette" by William Boyd, Charlie, the narrator and main character, describes a day in his life, and tries to understand, what is going on with him, and where and when his life took a turn towards misery. He states: "It seems to me that everybody in their life is at least two people. Once when you're a child, and once when you're an adult. It's the saddest thing." We will now try to see how this statement relates to his life, and whether or not this phenomenon can be said to be symptomatic for our culture....   [tags: Not Yet Jayette Essays] 736 words
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Counseling Grief & Bereavement in School Aged Children - School counselors may provide counseling services in three areas: educational, career, and personal/social. Their services and programs assist students to resolve emotional, social, or behavioral issues and facilitate them to develop a clearer focus or sense of direction. Effective counseling programs are important to the school climate and a vital part in improving student accomplishment. Among those topic areas are the discussions of grief and bereavement for school-aged children. According to an article released by St....   [tags: school counselor,suicide,school system]
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Grief For Allie in The Catcher In The Rye by J.D Salinger - Almost every person will have to say goodbye to a loved one who has died. When an adolescent goes through this experience it could traumatize them. John Green once said “Grief does not change you. It reveals you.” In other words, the loss of a loved one doesn’t change who you are but reveals your character. A novel that explores the effect of grief on a young person is The Catcher In The Rye by J.D Salinger. The Catcher In The Rye is a novel about a teenager, Holden Caulfield, who is confused and makes life changing mistakes because of his inability to accept his brother Allie’s death....   [tags: hunting, symbols, carousel]
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Stories of Grief: The Emotional Journey of Two Characters - Grief is pain of the mind often on account of something someone have experienced in the past or something someone are presently experiencing. The message and feelings of grief are often conveyed through poems, books and films. The novel ‘Two weeks with the Queen’ written by Morris Gleitzman displays the emotional journey that Colin takes coming to terms with his younger brother’s terminal illness. Robert Redford’s Film ‘The Horse Whisperer’ shows the break up in a family when grace the only child experiences great sadness and loss after losing her best friend in a tragic horse riding accident....   [tags: Two Weeks with the Queen, Mid term Break,] 833 words
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Grief in Shakespeare's Hamlet - According to Webster’s Desk Dictionary, grief is defined as “keen mental suffering over affection or loss” (397). Various characters in Hamlet choose to deal with grief in different ways, with many of their methods harmful in the end. Ophelia is dealt two setbacks during the course of the play, one being her father’s death and the other being Hamlet’s disrespectful treatment. Her brother Laertes must also deal with Polonius’s death, as well as Ophelia’s. From the beginning of the play, Hamlet grieves over his father’s murder....   [tags: Free Hamlet Essays] 1120 words
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Grief Patterns in Children - Grief Patterns in Children A simple child That lightly draws its breath And feels its life in every limb What should it know of death. This question has been posed by many philosophers, religious leaders and psychologists for centuries, yet has been a potent taboo in society even today. As the field of psychology is gaining ground and knowledge in how behaviors affect the way in which we interact with others, we are discovering new ways to approach and view the mental processes of a human and apply them to how a person grieves that loss....   [tags: science] 4434 words
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Web Resources for Grief - Websites on Issues Relating To Death & Dying The web can be as useful or meaningless as you want it to be. I have found it to be a wealth of resources when it comes to needing information on anything. I guess part of that depends on whether or not a person can decipher between sites that are credible, and sites that are not. I have compiled ten sites that I have either known about through my personal experience as an active member in the death care industry, or through using simple search engine words to obtain sites that would pique my interest....   [tags: essays research papers] 853 words
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Grief in Slaughterhouse Five - Grief in Slaughterhouse Five It seems as though all we hear on the news lately is bad news. So it goes, right. After all, if we took to heart all the tragedies that occur everyday in the world we'd never get out of bed in the morning. We would have an overload of grief so heavy that we'd probably all die of a broken heart. What we sometimes forget is that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Likewise, every time someone dies another is born. Every time a marriage ends in divorce, a newlywed couple celebrates their honeymoon somewhere else in the world....   [tags: Papers] 610 words
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Hamlets Grief - The Grieving of Hamlet Although many different positions could be taken on writing an essay for this Shakespearian play, the author took it upon himself to write about Hamlet’s grief. His grief is obvious from the beginning of the play and he continues to grieve althroughout the play. Within his twenty-one-page essay, I chose this line to represent that I agree with his outlook on the play. “…his focus is on his grief and the profound impact in which the ghost has upon it. (Hamlet pg.18 paragraph 3) I strongly agree with this statement because Hamlet is continually showing huge amounts of grief throughout the play....   [tags: essays research papers] 688 words
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Women in Management of Grief and A Pair of Tickets - Women in Management of Grief and A Pair of Tickets Both Management of Grief and A Pair of Tickets were written by women and about women. Authors were able to portray an image of women which differs from the traditional, stereotypical literary image of feeble and delicate creatures who needed to be cared for. Women in these stories were faced with horrible tragedies, but the determining element in their experience was not so much what happened to them but how they took it. After reading first few pages of Management of Grief one may see Shaila as "traditional" Indian woman who due to her upbringing was not even comfortable enough with her own husband: "I was too much the well brought up wom...   [tags: Women Images Culture Literature Cultural Essays] 897 words
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Therese Rando's False Stages of Grief - Therese Rando's False Stages of Grief Every human being goes through some kind of tragedy in his or her life. In the article "Understanding the Experience of Grief" by Therese Rando states that there are several levels of grief that every one goes through. Most people are different in many ways and their grieving process is no different. Not everyone goes through the same levels of grief at the same time. There are however other views on how humans grieve. Therese Rando presents 11 levels of grief experienced by human beings....   [tags: Papers] 555 words
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Hamlet Literary Analysis - Stages of Grief - Missing Works Cited Elizabeth Kubler-Ross developed a theory based on what she perceived to be the stages of acceptance of death. Her theory has been taken further by psychologists and therapists to explain the stages of grief in general. Kubler-Ross identified five stages: denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance, as happening in that order. In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Hamlet exhibits all five stages of grief, we can assume in relation to the recent death of his father, but not necessarily in this order, and in fact the five seem to overlap in many parts of the play....   [tags: William Shakespeare] 1300 words
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Death and Grief in Mid-Term Break - In the poem Mid-Term Break by Seamus Heaney, the ideas of death, trauma, grief and finality are explored. The poem itself is as haunting as it is brilliantly executed. The poem depicts a boy arriving home from boarding school, to where he is informed of the tragic death of his younger brother, whose doomed fate indelibly marks the narrator, whom is the boy’s older brother. The boy recounts the experience of losing a loved one. The author has incorporated many elements and style in a subtle and distinct manner....   [tags: Mid-Term Break Essays] 723 words
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Home Burial: Gender Roles In Grief - When it comes to dealing with grief there are very distinct gender roles. In a marriage or a relationship there is always the so-called strong one who never shows any emotion, which is usually the male. Then there is what people call the drama queen, who often lets her emotions control her entire life; more than likely this describes the woman in the relationship. In this poem, “Home Burial”, Amy and her husband fit these gender roles perfectly. They argue about the way grief should be express and fail to see it from the other’s point of view....   [tags: essays research papers] 1091 words
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Maggie Anderson's Use of Grief Throughout Her Book Windfall - In Windfall, Maggie Anderson's use of grief in her poems are explicit in the beginning, then transitions to a more abstract implementation in the end, displaying how the poet's grief becomes stronger and more complex as the selection of poems progresses. In the first section, she describes the grief itself in an apparent way. By the the last section of the book, her illustration of grief is given in a very symbolic way. The first section of the book gives very fixed expressions of grief. In the poem “What Grief Does”, Anderson is describing the feeling of grief in detail....   [tags: poems, poetry, poetry analysis] 1555 words
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Fluent Now in the Language of Grief”: The Role of Tragedy in Short Danger Fiction - Tragedy plays an important role in narratives. This is especially apparent in many short danger narratives. “The Boogeyman” by Stephen King, follows a man as he tries to deal with the tragic and mysterious deaths of his children. “Management of Grief” by Bharati Mukherjee follows a woman as she tries to manage the loss of her sons and tries to help others do the same. “In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson is Buried” by Amy Hempel, follows a woman spending time with her dying friend and attempting to deal with the situation....   [tags: Tension&Emotion, Reader's Interest]
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The Kübler-Ross Five Stages of Grief as Applied to L'Étranger, by Albert Camus. - The “The Kübler-Ross Five Stages of Grief” is, in my experience, the psychological anecdote most familiar to the layman. In it, the framework is laid for how the average human typically responds to a life altering tragedy. The model presents us with a rocky and emotional road from denial to acceptance – the sort of journey one would certainly be expected to embark upon should a sudden and tragic death befall their beloved mother. Such a tragedy is exactly what happens to the protagonist in the very first sentence of the existential opus titled “L'Étranger,” by Algerian author, Albert Camus....   [tags: psychological anecdote, layman, tragedy] 1641 words
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Anton Chekhov’s Use of Grief in Misery and Vengeance - Anton Chekhov’s Use of Grief in “Misery” and “Vengeance.” What is the fascination with grief and suffering that caused Anton Chekhov to entwine these two sad emotional states into everything he wrote. “Reading Anton Chekhov’s stories, one feels oneself in a melancholy state. Everything is strange, sharp, lonely, motionless, helpless” (Nebraska 1). Further, according to William Gerharde, Chekhov answered this very question with the following: “When you depict sad or unlucky people, and want to touch the reader’s heart, one should try to be cold— it gives their grief, as it were, a background, against which it stands out in greater relief” (Gerharde 110)....   [tags: Misery, Vengeance] 2114 words
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War and Grief in Faulkner’s Shall Not Perish and The Unvanquished - War and Grief in Faulkner’s Shall Not Perish and The Unvanquished It is inevitable when dealing regularly with a subject as brutal as war, that death will occur. Death brings grief for the victim’s loved ones, which William Faulkner depicts accurately and fairly in many of his works, including the short story “Shall Not Perish” and The Unvanquished. While the works differ because of the time (The Unvanquished deals with the Civil War while “Shall Not Perish” takes place during World War II) and the loved ones grieving (The Unvanquished shows the grief of a lover and “Shall Not Perish” shows the grief of families), the pain they all feel is the same....   [tags: Faulkner’s The Unvanquished Essays] 713 words
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The Experience of a Miscarriage: Eowyn Ivey's The Snow Child - “She had withered and shrunk in on herself, and it began when they lost that baby,” (Ivey 20). “She should have allowed herself that grief,” (Ivey 4). The novel The Snow Child explores the reactions, guilt and grief corresponding to the experience of a miscarriage. The relationship between miscarriage and grief has been given sparse attention over the years. People vary in the way they respond to a miscarriage; anywhere from age to gender or even a child that was conceived after the previous miscarriage....   [tags: grief, miscarriage, women, men]
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Identify And Explain The Stages Of Grief Experienced By The Dying. - 1: Shock-Denial: This stage is when the patient first hears about his/her illness, and this is where the patient is saying "no, not me" and "it can't be me". During this time they will also ask a numerous amount that "is the results wrong", or "could you check my results again please". 2: Rage/Anger: There are two things to remember when dealing with this stage, which is that; anger is never personal, its more generalised. This means that no matter what, the patient never blames the people around them, but prefers to blame her/himself, or sometimes the whole world....   [tags: essays research papers] 548 words
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Becoming an Amputee During Adolescence – A Grieving Period - This paper will firstly discuss common areas of grief experienced by an adolescent and how this grief can disrupt the developmental stage. Secondly, I will explore the theoretical principals of William Worden. I will briefly outline his normal grief behaviours then explain the four tasks of mourning which are the following: accepting the reality of the loss, working through the pain of the grief, adjusting to an environment in which the deceased is missing, and emotionally relocating the deceased and move on with life....   [tags: Grief, Worden, amputee]
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Death and Dying in the Social Network - Death is a universal human experience, as natural to our lives as birth, sleep, and hunger. Everyone dies at the end of their lives, and unless their own death is premature, everyone loses someone they love to death. A number of psychological states can be elicited by the death of a loved one, including sadness, anger, confusion, and fear (Field, Gao, Paderna, 2005; Leming & Dickinson, 2011). The process of working through these emotions, and the rituals and practices surrounding death, burial, and mourning, although strongly influenced by culture, age, life experience, religious beliefs, and attachment style, are unique to each individual (Brubaker, Hayes, & Dourish, 2013; Leming & Dickinso...   [tags: grief, mourning, emotions]
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A Case Related to Death, Dying and Bereavement - Introduction Death, dying and bereavement would bring different memories and emotion to bereaved person. There were different manifestations of grief (Strobe, Schut, & Strobe, 2007). In the grieving process, we would experience depression, anxiety and fear about death and dying. We also felt loneliness, shock and numbness during death and dying. In addition, there were also some common grief reactions to the bereaved person too. They lost their appetite, sleeping disturbance, being exhausted and many complaints about somatic and physically (Worden, 1991; Stroebe, Schut, & Stroebe, 2007)....   [tags: grief, loneliness, grieving process]
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The Process of Grieving a Loss - The process for grieving a loss is a difficult one, suppose that you do not have any close relationships with anyone, do you still feel the impact of the loss. For many people with learning disabilities the only form of attachment they have is with a primary caregiver, this finding may be present due to the inability to communicate or the stigma with cognitive disability. The importance of studying the impact of death on these individuals is to better understand how to comfort and aid with their coping mechanisms....   [tags: autistic children, children grief]
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Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross - Death and Grieving Imagine that the person you love most in the world dies. How would you cope with the loss. Death and grieving is an agonizing and inevitable part of life. No one is immune from death’s insidious and frigid grip. Individuals vary in their emotional reactions to loss. There is no right or wrong way to grieve (Huffman, 2012, p.183), it is a melancholy ordeal, but a necessary one (Johnson, 2007). In the following: the five stages of grief, the symptoms of grief, coping with grief, and unusual customs of mourning with particular emphasis on mourning at its most extravagant, during the Victorian era, will all be discussed in this essay (Smith, 2014)....   [tags: grieving, mourning, emotions]
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Hamlet: Mad or Faking it? - Hamlet, a well-known play written by Shakespeare is a story where a good amount of ink has been spilled. Hamlet outwardly acts mad to disguise a violent plan to avenge his murdered father. However, many wonder if Hamlet’s madness was real. Based off The article Hamlet’s Grief by Arthur Kirsh, I believe that Hamlet truly did only fake madness; any further instability in came from mourning and not a true mental illness. This Article discusses more than just Hamlet’s story and character but it does tell the reader about Hamlet’s madness....   [tags: Shakespeare, Play]
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