Essay about Salinger 's The On The Blue ( # 3 )

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Catcher in the Blue (#3)
The stages of grief are felt and experienced by people around the world, from all walks of life. Grief is typically described as the mental, emotional, and physical reaction to the a death, illness, or injury of a loved one. The novel, The Catcher in the Rye, written by D.J. Salinger tells the story of teenage boy, Holden Caulfield. After suffering the death of his younger brother, Allie, Holden experiences the waves and shocks of grief. Coping with grief is an entirely individual and signal experience. It is different for everyone, and cannot be entirely defined in five steps. However, the standard and general five stages of grief are usually depicted as denial, isolation, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Holden experiences his own grief through isolation, anger and depression, and finally acceptance.
One of the most common stages of grief is isolation. When a loved one, especially a family member passes on, people often feel lost, insecure, and out of place in the world. People lose the ability to function in their everyday lives, and apathy frequently comes into play. “The Grieving Teen,” an article written by Helen Fitzgerald states that, “Teens often trust only their peers, believing that no one else can understand how they feel and how they react to life’s problems. Relationships with friends can be deep and meaningful, sharing conflicts occurring at home and details of their love lives.” It is essential that people have proper…

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