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Essay sample - Sociology (death and Dying)
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1. I visited the Eternal Gardens Memorial Park. I got the chance to drop by the administration office of the cemetery. I found out that it is a 23-hectare cemetery that was established on 11th of August, 1976. Eternal Gardens is famous for the "Transfiguration"…
However, there are also some Chinese buried in other parts of the cemetery.
2. Graves of the Filipinos are mostly flat headstones. I observed that white headstones are dominant in the cemetery. But as I walked around, I have seen also some that are black in color. These black headstones are made of granite. There are also some maroon headstones that I saw but these are very rare. In the area where most of the population is Chinese, I noticed that mausoleum is a more popular choice than flat headstones.
3. Based on my observation, I think half of the graves in Eternal Gardens are more sentimental than the other half. Some of the graves just show the name of the person who died his/her birth date, and the date of death. But those that are sentimental have some quotes like "In loving memory of" There are also some inscriptions that show the nicknames of the dead or how they were called when they were still alive followed by the phrase "is now in the loving arms of the Lord". The inscription pattern that I noticed in the cemetery is that children's graves are often engraved with images of angels. For women, the most common inscription that I saw is "A loving mother". Also, I noticed that most headstones are engraved with images of rosary and crucifix. There is no distinct pattern for men. I think inscriptions and designs of children's graves are more sentimental than others.
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