15th June 2024

Reply To: Awakenings (Year 1 Thur.)

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I believe that ‘Awakenings’ is a reflection upon the sense of human life. Between the lines it also raises questions about human rights and individual freedom and points out whether it is right that the healthy ones decide about life of the afflicted – and when it becomes a predominance. That is a very complex ethical issue and I think we still look for an answer… I think here lies the hidden connection between the plot and the mentioned poem about the caged panthera. As long as we are healthy we can only conceive what is it like to contract an incurable disease. We don’t know the exact capabilities of the ill – all we have as of now are medically proved general regularities. Despite the fragmentary understanding, we feel in charge to decide about them – I hope our empathy would always be enough.