Awakenings Essay

1026 Words Feb 16th, 2013 5 Pages
From beginning to end the movie The Awakening, Robin Williams demonstrates his knowledge of the scientific method. The scientific method is a procedure of steps that is used to prove something. In the movie it is used to show that patients suffering from an un-named disorder do have a slight opportunity to return to their normal state of being. The scientific method is a list of steps to prove something and make into a law or theory based on your final product andThe Awakening

findings. It is composed of several steps, it starts with observations. Observations are where a person collects known data concerning what you are going to test on. Next they formulate a hypothesis based on their observations. After they have a hypothesis they
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He was a loving man with a loving heart.

Dr. Sayer loved having conversations with his patients, whether they were able to respond or not. He was talking with this one woman by the name of Lucy who would never respond to him. He began wondering if there was anything that she would react to. He gets her glasses from her and moves them around but she showed no sign of reacting. He then lets go of her glasses in mid air to see if she would keep them from hitting the floor and she did by catching them. The next day, he was working with Lucy again and couldn’t help but notice that she was constantly looking towards the window. Dr. Sayer walks toward the window and tries to encourage Lucy to get up out of her wheelchair and walk to him so she could look outside. She never moved. He looked out the window in disappointment and saw this little girl playing hopscotch on the sidewalk. He got a random idea that if he painted the tiles of the floor in the pattern of a checkerboard, maybe Lucy would see the floor as a game such hopscotch and would give her more encouragement to want to start walking again. With the help of one of Dr. Sayer’s nurses, he gets the tiles of the floor painted. The day after they had painted the tiles, he brought Lucy in the room and once again, he tried getting her to get out of her chair and walk. It took him a few minutes but his test had worked and she was up and was able to

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