For the movie Wild with Reese Witherspoon:
Losses: What are the losses depicted in TWO scenes from the movie or the book? Was the loss sudden or prolonged?
Stages: What stages of loss can you identify in the characters?
Behaviors: What behaviors are used to mitigate, ignore or deal with the losses? Are the behaviors successful? Why or why not?
Theories: To what extent is the grief process portrayed consistent or inconsistent with the theoretical perspectives on grief you have studied in this course? Be very specific, and link your theory to the theorist!
Rituals: Explain any rituals used and link them to the cultural, geographic, or historical context of the overall piece.
Gender, Ethnicity, Culture: How do these influence the characters and their responses to the loss, their attention to one another and to society?
Warning Signs: Did you recognize any warning signs that someone required an intervention? What were these signs? Are there any special considerations you might give the person due to age, population (veterans, women, children etc) or other special factors?
Were there certain supports, interventions, strategies demonstrated in the film to assist with grief? Where these effective? What would you have recommended differently? Where would you refer this person to for help?
Realistic or not? What was missing that was a departure from the reality of grief or mourning as we have studied the subject?
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