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by Viktor Emil Frankl

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In Victor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning, how does the story of a young woman accepting death with gratitude relate to the overall theme of the book? 

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On page 90 of Man's Search for Meaning , Victor Frankl, who survived harrowing experiences in the Auschwitz and other concentration camps and wrote about them, describes a young woman who knows she is going to die. Instead of being bitter, she is, as Frankl describes her, "grateful" because in her previous life, she took spiritual things for granted. Looking through her window, she sees part of a chestnut tree with two blossoms, and this tree, her only friend, convinces her of the existence of...

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