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Grief Many people experience grief when they lose a common loved one Each individual deals with grief in a different way Unfortunately coping with a loved one they have lost is very difficult and the recovery process is slow Alice Sebolds The Lovely Bones explores how each character deals with grief when they lose Susie Lindsey indeed shows the reader that she suffers from the loss of her sister She goes through the five stages of the grief cycle but does not experience all of them Lindsey processes her own grief as goes through most of the stages in the grief cycle as a result of her sisters death Now faced with more responsibilities after Susies death Lindsey copes with the pressures and expectations of her parents and peers Even as a young teenager she faces affliction and accordingly goes through most of the five stages of grief Denial is the first stage she experiences When a person is in denial he or she is in a state of shock The world becomes meaningless and overwhelming Life makes no sense Ross-Kubler Since she does not want to believe that the death of her sister is true Lindsey experiences grief When told about the death of her sister Lindsey tries not to show her emotions In a state of apathy Lindsey pretends that she does not care about Susies death and tries to deny the fact that she was murdered Lindsey keeps her feelings to herself and watches in disbelief as her parents try to find evidence and hide the event from her youngest sibling Buckley She refuses to accept the death of Susie and it shows when for example Mr Caden calls her to his office to talk about her death Instead of crying she just sits there motionless and expressionless It appears that Lindsey suffers in silence so that she can be strong for everyone else Many people who struggle with death usually will
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