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Vivian Bearing In The Film Wit

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The film “Wit” introduces its viewers to a very intellectual professor, Vivian Bearing, who has been diagnosed with “stage four metastatic ovarian cancer” (Nichols, 2001, 05:43). Vivian's reality changes as she goes through different stages of death and dying as she is forced to confront her imminent death. Physical pain was merely the beginning of Vivian's torment. She soon observes that she is simply just an object to be examined on. Her observation was concluded based on all the indifferent treatment in which she has been receiving from the medical staff. She has noted that every person entering her room frequently asks “how are you feeling today?” so disingenuously and in a mechanically manner that it loses all its meaning. She continues
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