The movie is centered around the main character, Vivian Bearing, a strict English professor who specializes in the 17th century British poetry of John Donne. The first thing is family and communication, because Vivian was thinking about communication a lot and choose between career, I mean science, and simple human communication. We see from the one side white walls of the special clinic where work professionals and well-qualified doctors, but from the other side we see absence of attention to patients only in the frames of university course, only words, but no emotions and absence of so necessary sympathy. Here we also see the above stated dilemma between humanity and scientific character. The study and research of her disease instead humanity gives her an understanding that in her activities, she rejected own students instead of human warmth and normal human attitude to them. University of Texas Medical School at Houston. © 2009 Spike and Sain. It is obvious that life and death found their real forms and discontinued to be only abstract notions, without borders and real content. It is not a feel-good kind of film, and it fills my heart with feelings, thoughts and emotions. Treatment seemed like the link in the chain of events for doctors and nothing else, but Vivian like any person wanted human attitude and good words from the heart, but not in the frames of university course of care about patients. A renowned professor is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Donne expresses despair about his own salvation, and reveals his fear of … Our Guides and Lesson Plans show teachers how to stress these messages and make them meaningful for young audiences. Reflection Paper on Wit Launa Theodore A universal constant about being a patient is vulnerability and loss of control. She feels herself the subject of inquiry, because nobody needs her personality, her previous merits, her degree, her mind and thoughts. Narrating the play also allows Vivian to present flashbacks of her life. stream At the end of the film we see that Vivian was thinking for the whole her life that it is necessary to be wise, but it is necessary to be simply kind. %�쏢 It is necessary to know that this play Wit by Margared Edson won Pulitzer Prize in 1998 and its screen version attracted a broad audience too. {]XӲR�q���E�I6�!fM�ai�&9���껷���΁��~��&xX���գB U}O�LE'� �� A��@�Ci��HM�m�m�~y���,[� uu9���#73K*����,�G�+��+Q�T���VPlekj)��BrT,`C�[,���԰x>��s$��ݎf&�a�x���J�� Vg�� $� �!��-��i�^g� As Vivian explains in various monologues, irony is also a major theme in Donne’s work, which is concerned with life’s “big questions” like death and God, but usually ends up losing itself in its own wit and intellectual quandaries. Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike license. Thus, taking into consideration the above stated discussion I want to say that Wit is a kind of very powerful drama and the main lesson from it was the lesson of kindness for me. Many questions and no answers, only memories and poems”¦ Thus, taking into consideration the above stated discussion I want to say that Wit is a kind of very powerful drama and the main lesson from it was the lesson of kindness for me. ,������`�8��&������vL_�SA���v��b�e���_�G\�&�N��iY�S>�e.�fojhe���x9�3M� The movie Wit is a heartfelt drama that I would consider a must see for those aspiring to enter any field of medicine. This publication may contain technology or a display format that is no longer in use. I’m going to write a reaction paper on the movie Wit that I have watched recently. Frankly speaking I was greatly impressed by this film and understood many important things for myself. A Wrinkle in Time Discussion and Activity Guide DISCUSSION QUESTIONS AND ACTIVITIES 1. /r�) � `�/h�r������I�r�&��߿j���$4� x-�@;���ډ�@����0Ub��G�0@�8oD,�:6~pm˕�1�Y�g=��+. Describe the difference between DNR and palliative care. She liked her subject and science, but she had strict rules and forgot about people, their feelings and ordinary problems. Copyright © 2020 AAMC 655 K Street, NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20001-2399, https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.3166. Ǝ The film was shown at the Berlin International Film Festival on February 9, 2001 before being broadcast by HBO on March 24. Wit is a 2001 American television movie directed by Mike Nichols.The teleplay by Nichols and Emma Thompson is based on the 1999 Pulitzer Prize winning play of the same title by Margaret Edson.. Wit Summary and Study Guide. Introduction: This resource is a small-group activity aimed to facilitate discussions after a viewing of the Emmy award-winning movie “Wit.” The facilitator's guide and accompanying materials will enable faculty to lead small groups to effectively discuss breaking bad news, death and dying, do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders, and clinical research trials after showing the movie.