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Differences between periods of adulthood

March 21, 2012

“Death signifies the end of physical being. Whether from accident in young adulthood or disease in old age, dying is, ultimately, a physical act.” P296

The acceptance of death as a natural part of the total life cycle is an attitude not all can subscribe to. Elizabeth Kübler-Ross (1969) has suggested that there are stages through which a dying person moves in coming to accept death. These stages, which may also be applied to feelings surrounding a loss, are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and finally, acceptance.” P296

Ref: (emphases added): Sharan B. Merriam, Ed. (1983) Themes of Adulthood through literature. Teachers College Press, New York

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