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The power of healing?

Asked by poofandmook (17272points) July 23rd, 2008

I just got The Green Mile from my DVD club, and every time I watch it, I find myself wondering if I could handle the responsibility that comes with bringing the very sick and possibly dead back to life, or the grief if it was too late, the way it was with John Coffey.

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marinelife's avatar

Bringing the dead back to life crosses a real taboo. Our fictionalized fears abour it seem very right to me.

Even with the very sick it is questionable. I heard a woman speaking on Fresh Air the other day. Her husband was brain damaged and became a quadriplegic in an auto accident. She cared for him for 17 years! Many people live now, because of improvements in medical technology who would have once died. Should they always?

We really can’t say.

poofandmook's avatar

@Marina: Did you read or see The Green Mile?

syz's avatar

Is there a question?

poofandmook's avatar

I thought it was assumed I was wondering what other people’s takes on it were.

scamp's avatar

My brother lived with Quadriplegia for 20 years. I’m very glad his wife never asked if he should live or not. I’m glad that decision wasn’t in the wrong hands.

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