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Ordinary People Essay Grief - Deep and poignant distress caused by or as if bereavement This is how Websters Dictionary Defines grief Grief in some ways is a insufferable disturbing intense feeling Mrs Ross says that grief is something that everyone has to go though at some stage of their life and all people must express it in order to continue a normal life When the World Trade Center in New York City fell people all around the United States felt this feeling some in different ways Most at the time of the crash felt immediate Denial of the situation like it couldnt have happened here this is the USA were untouchable no one can do this to us But they did Then most if not all people moved on to Anger They expressed their feelings by demanding there are repercussions of this act of terrorism and there were when we began bombing in Afghanistan and storming in with our troops This is just a very brief view of the stages of grief under these circumstances In the book Ordinary People by Judith Guest Conrad also struggles to show these feelings of Denial Isolation Anger Bargaining Depression and finally Acceptance to his friends family and most importantly himself Denial - an assertion that something is not true This is the second stage for Conrad He mainly shows this in the beginning when hes asked by his friends and family if there is something wrong Hows it going School Swimming Everything okay Conrad replies Yeah fine Same as yesterday When his father asks him this Conrads quick to answer no his father thinking nothing of it accepts it and moves on Isolation - to be placed apart and alone This ones hard to find seeing as he goes in and out of it so much in the book Conrad is not easily charmed Or fooled When Conrad
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