A Grief Observed Setting & Symbolism

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Parkappears in non-fiction

Lewis describes a park in which he found particular pleasure in the years before he was married, and walks there again after his wife dies. He is surprised to discover that its invitation to a happiness he was familiar with as having been his before he was wed was wholly unpleasant. It was something that, if he were to embrace, would ask him to discount, forget, write off the happiness he had while he was married, and it breaks his heart to consider it.

H's Death Bedappears in non-fiction

Lewis describes conversations he and his wife had in her final days, while she lay at the end of her strength. In one, he describes being able to enter in to her pain only in part, since a body that is not itself close to death has no real way of empathizing with a body that...

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