24th June 2024

Reply To: Awakenings (Year 2)

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The movie was both fascinating and moving. When first reading about the disease and the L-dopa effects on it I found it very interesting since I’m fascinated by how much the chemicals in our brains control us. However, seeing Leonard’s story actually play out on screen made me think about the real human experience that comes with it. Watching him slowly go back to life and enjoy the simple things was joyous and uplifting while watching his condition decline was truly heartbreaking. It’s almost hard to believe the movie was based on a true story since the effects the drug had on the catatonic, ghost-like patients seemed like a true miracle. Overall I’m left with a lot of thoughts and reflections about the things we take for granted, the mystery of the human mind and the importance of simple human interactions