22nd July 2024

Reply To: Awakenings (Year 2)

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It was my first time watching ‘Awakenings’ and after hearing about it from others, I definitely expected a very well done movie with a tear-jerking ending and yet, I still wasn’t prepared. Hearing Leonard say ‘I am not asleep’ made me cry tears of absolute happiness, I cannot imagine what could have been going through his and Dr Sayer’s heads at the moment. First meeting with his mother, awakening of all of the patients, all these moments made me realize what’s truly important in life and how often we take it for granted, what is perfectly emphasized by Mrs Lowe. However, what struck me the most was Leonard’s attitude. Even after losing the fight with the virus, he was not only thankful for every opportunity, but he also tried his best to help Dr Sayer understand the illness better.