The 7 Stages of Grieving

The 7 Stages of Grieving

by

Wesley Enoch and Deborah Mailman

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The 7 Stages of Grieving Symbols

The Suitcase

The central symbol in The 7 Stages of Grieving is a suitcase, which symbolizes the weight of grief. As the play’s central character, the Woman, shares stories about personal, political, and communal grief, she…

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The Ice Block

The ice block, which hovers over the stage suspended by “seven strong ropes,” is a symbol of the vulnerability of Aboriginal communities in modern-day Australia. At the beginning of the play, a full block of…

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