19th May 2024

Reply To: Awakenings (Year 2)

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The movie made me realise that I and probably many other people don’t normally consider how a person who was “brought back to the world” will feel like. Were they aware of everything that was happening while their minds appeared to be absent? Do they realise how much time has passed? Some of those patients lost everything, their parents, children,possibly they’ve lost their partners as well as their jobs. “Awakenings” made me wonder if it’s better to “wake” such a person or is it better to leave them be. Also I’m not really sure if increasing the dose of an experimental drug fivefold was entirely ethical and justified. On the side note I trully appreciate that the movie didn’t end with a false claim of a “miraculous” recovery.