d’Epinay, Christian J. Lalive, Stefano Cavalli and Luc A Guillet. “Bereavement in Very Old Age: Impact on Health and Relationships of the Loss of a Spouse, a Child, a Sibling, or a Close Friend.” Omega: Journal of Death & Dying (2009): 301-325. PDF.
Eiduson, Bernice T and Jannette W Alexander. “The Role of Children in Alternative Family Styles.” Journal of Social Issues (1978): 149-167. PDF.
Faculty of Social Welfare & Health Studies, et al. “Stressful life events: Coping and adjustment to separation or loss of spouse.” PyscINFO (2016): 15. Print.
The source is a psychological research done on widows and divorcees. They asked widowers and divorcees the same questions evaluating their life satisfaction before and after the loss of their spouse. It resulted in that widowers scored higher on life satisfaction before the loss of their spouse whereas divorcees scored lower on their life satisfaction before the loss of their spouse. This also shows which methods of coping each of them used. Widowers used less problem and emotion focused coping methods than divorcees. This source shows that widowers find it hard to cope after the loss of their spouse. They tend to use less problem and emotional focused, because they don’t want to think or feel about the loss. It will only bring back memories and emotions that they do not want to experience. Thinking about the situation, everybody would try to avoid thinking about their loss, so they would not have to rememeber all the memories and the emotions associated with them. I would use this source to relate to Marlin’s loss of his wife, Coral. I would relate it to his coping methods and how he reacted. Plus, compare if his life satisfaction was the same, less, or better.
Frankel , Laurie. “Finding Nemo(film).” Communication & Mass Media Complete, n.d. Print.
This source mentions and talks about non-traditonal families. It talks about how Dory becomes apart of their family and not through marriage. It also mentions how the dynamic of their family is father and son and no mother. It analyzes how home is not the traditional home. It is found in people that are friends and family. It says home is found in friendship which can be seen through Dory and Marlin’s friendship. Their friendship can teach children that not all family is through blood. Plus, their family dynamic can teach children that are all sorts of families in the world and that everyone has hardships that they face. I would use this source to support the loss of a parent. Nemo loses his mother and yet him and Marlin are doing fine. It will support the fact that all different family dynamics work well in the end.
Rossi, Nicole E, Toni L Bisconti and C S Bergeman. “The Role of Dispositional Resilience in Regaining Life Satisfaction after the Loss of a Spouse.” Death Studies (2007): 863-883. PDF.
Vize, Anne. “Never Forgotten.” Screen Education n.d.: 46-54. Print.
This source is about dementia in chidlren and the way it affects the brain. It also suggests how to teach and tell children about dementia. It briefly mentions Dory and Finding Nemo. It talks about Dory and her short-term memory loss. It mentions how Dory reacts when she cannot remember someone or something. This shows that every person you meet has a story and has their own issues. The fact that Dory had her own problems yet she helped Marlin is quite significant. Her doing this showed a sign of friendship that developed into Dory being adopted into their family. This source could be use to show that everyone’s flaws and dysfunctions does not stop someone from being your friend or family member. You learn to accept it because you love them. This would support the alternative family style that Marlin, Nemo, and Dory have.