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Dr. Strange: Understanding the Cycle of Grief

Updated: Sep 27, 2021

Dr. Strange. Who is he? He's a sorcerer and master of the mystic arts, wielder of the reality infinity stone, and a protector of earth that saves it from threats even the Avengers can't see.

He wasn't always like this. There was a time when he was just a man who had suffered a devastating and debilitating loss.

The character of Dr. Strange was first introduced in Marvel Comics in the 1960s, with the character joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2016. Played by the popular actor Benedict Cumberbatch, the film brought the character to life for a new audience. The film introduces exciting characters and follows one man in his epic battle to save the world (Encyclopedia Britannica & Marvel Cinematic Universe Wiki).

But wait, maybe there's something more to it than that? Maybe the story of Dr. Strange is about more than fighting villains. It addresses deeper questions like the process that people go through after experiencing loss and how one can accept the loss to move forward.