Grief In Woterstoff's Lament For Son

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Grief is an emotional reaction to a significant loss. Grief is a natural response to loss, which is something most people have to deal sometime in their lives. Losses that could lead to grief include death of loved one, separation from family, divorce, terminal illness etc. Each individual is different while coping with these feeling. Length and intensity of grieving depends on individual personality and support system. Some responses are healthy coping mechanism while others may hinder grieving process. This paper discusses about Woterstoff’s reflction on grief and Kubler-Ross’s stages of grief in the context of Lament for son. In this book ‘Lament for Son’, Woterstoff’s is the father who voice grief for the lost of his twenty five year old son from mountain climbing accident. He mentioned that he keeps his grief and he did not try to put it behind him to get over it or forget it. He went through the mourning process, he mentioned, “I am one who lost a son” (Wolterstorff, 1987). He compiles inspiring story on how he struggle to overcome such tragedy and how he gained strength and moved forward with full memory of his son. Five stages of normal grief, which have ‘A common thread of hope emerges in each of grief: As long as there is life, there is hope and as long as there is hope there is life’ (Axelrod, n.d.).…show more content…
In this stages the world become meaningless and overwhelming. Wolterstorff had three seconds of peace of resignation and then he started feeling cold burning pain when hearing his son’s death. He thought it is profoundly wrong for a child to die before parents because children are belong to

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