Reflection On The Movie Awakenings

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The film “Awakenings” is directed by Penny Marshall and released in the year 1990. It is all about a true story of a Doctor who discovers a treatment to the patients who are diagnosed in encephalitic lethargica for a long time. As Doctor Malcolm Sayer learns about the effects why they are suffering the sleeping sickness he was encouraged to make a medicine that he called “L-dopa”. One of the impassive patients that Dr. Sayer gives a hope in their lives is Leonard Lowe. At first Dr. Sayer is doubting because he does not have any experience working with patients and now he was assigned to work with a patients who is physically present but their mind is not there. But as he continuous to do his work, he discovers some things that make him love his works to the point that he was being attached to the patients, to the nurses and other doctors…show more content…
I was inspired on the Movie Awakenings because it tells me to love what I am doing. The movie Awakenings gave us new learnings that we should not be shy in expressing our feelings. We should have strength because it will bring us to the top. According to Dr. Malcolm Sayer (1990), “The human spirit is more powerful than any drug and that is what needs to be nourished. With work play, friendship, family. These are the things that matter. This is what we had forgotten. The simplest things.” What matters the most in this movie is the friendship and the family that builds between the patients and the doctor. Without their love for each other there will no medications or cure on their disorder. As a conclusion, it not the drug but the relationship between them are the one that matters like what Dr. Malcolm Sayer said. It not just the drug who made them free from their sickness but also the love they get from each other. Love what we do because by loving the profession what we work will lead us to success and it will gave us new

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