24th May 2024

Reply To: Awakenings (Year 2)

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I’m afraid I am not sure what to write here – my afterthoughts, how the problem is solved?

While watching the movie I was focused on a storyline and behaviorual aspects of the protagonists. In the film, Sayer uses a drug designed to treat Parkinson’s disease to awaken catatonic patients. The results are dramatic and amazing but they turned out to work only temporarily. All the patients reverts to their previous state. However, after the „awakening” hospital staff change their approach to their patients. They treat them with more respect and care.