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Essay Galaxy - Great Expectations: Miss Havisham and Disengagement Great Expectations: Miss Havisham and Disengagement

Growing old is a process that every human must endure. People handle this phenomenon in their own unique way. There are three classical psychosocial theories of aging that examine the behavior of people approaching late life: disengagement, activity, and continuity. People who experience the feelings of being disengaged from society are dealing with the negative aspects of these three behaviors. The disengagement theory of Cumming and Henry (1961) states that “aging is an inevitable, mutual withdrawal or disengagement, resulting in decreased interaction between the aging person and others in the social system he belongs to” (cumming and Henry, 1961, p. 2). Becoming disengaged from society is a way to hide from the world and the problems it contains. It is a way to hide from people and hide fr....

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