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Fear and Awkwardness of Death in the American SocietyThroughout this class it has brought light to many different issues One of the more important ones being how Americans see death When approaching death Americans seem to fear it and not only that but there seems to be some sort of awkwardness towards it This theory really cannot be described as to why it happens it is just part of the American culture It is commonplace to hear throughout the world how people fear to grow old with all of the plastic surgeries and Botox that many women are getting done to make themselves look younger People are changing their looks but that is not all that is occurring either as people get older in this society they are looked down upon because they are not able to do all that they used to and they have wrinkles It is sad how our society has grown to value you looks more than personalities which is shown prominently through the fear and awkwardness that we have towards death CS Lewis demonstrated how awkward death could be and how he feared it as well Throughout A Grief Observed CS Lewis shows how he is scared of dying and interacting with death He blames other people for the death of his lover making him look towards other factors to understand why the death had occurred in the first place When people look towards other reasons to understand why something happened they are trying to find excuses to make themselves feel better because they do not want to have to face the death that has been put into their life Lewis also experienced a sense of a barrier between him and the rest of the world showing how Americans deal with death When Lewis went through this hard time he looked to God a lot and did not
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