What would it feel if I can wake up everyday forgetting what happened for the last whole year?
Lucy in the movie “50 First Dates” told me this feeling. Every morning when she woke up, she only rememberred the Sunday of last year which was her father’s birthday, also the date she had the car accident which made her only keep memory before Sunday, so she always felt happy living the same habit as what she did on Sunday a year ago with the kind set-up by her father and brother. After meeting Henry, she could only remember who he was on the same day. But after one night, he became a stranger to her. She couldn’t even recognize he was the one she used to date and love everyday. Henry tried his best to give her a new different meeting every day so as to win her smile and regain their “First Date”. Henry made her tapes every morning to help her remember what happened the day before and the last whole year. Lucy thus felt grateful with all she had when she woke up everyday. On the same day, she always had the same deep gratitude to face Henry with her sweet smile.
What a beautiful feeling it is to always feel thanksgiving and to always appreciate each other’s effort. A touching story between a memory lost woman and a devoted man taught all of us, normal people, the essence of love. When two people can thank each other for their devotion everyday like what they did for each other on first date, love can forever be refreshed and energetic. On Lucy’s side, people with memory will ask for more than yesterday and become critical of their partners day by day, while people without memory will feel grateful for their life and the people around them everyday.
In the movie, when one day Lucy decided to break up with Henry to let him rebuild his life by burning all their diaries and tapes, I cried for Henry’s broken heart. For her, it was just one day feeling. For him, it was long-term affection and connection. It was easier for her than him to give up their love. On Henry’s...
Essay on 50 First Dates Psychology Analysis
628 WordsOct 20th, 20123 Pages
50 First Dates
In the movie 50 First Dates one of the main characters suffers from the severe condition of anterograde amnesia. The movie is about Henry Roth who is a wildlife veterinarian in Hawaii, meeting Lucy Whitmore a woman who has a short-term memory loss from an auto accident a year earlier. Henry meets Lucy at a local cafe and takes her out on a date. Henry falls in love with Lucy, but there is one problem when she awakens in the morning, she can't remember him or anything that happened that day. Henry must devise a plan to meet Lucy everyday and try to get her to fall in love with him again and again. Lucy Whitmore is the character with anterograde amnesia. Anterograde amnesia is a loss of memory of what happens after the…show more content…
They are very over protective of her and create a safety net over her whole life. So everyday her father and brother repaint the barn which she paints everyday, watch The Sixth Sense, and provide her with a copy of the same paper. Her brother and dad spend most all of their time keeping Lucy from the truth. Her lack of short term memory and possession of long term memories turn her brother and fathers lives’ into an everyday replay. One time after Henry and Lucy break up he visits Lucy and sees all of her paintings. Obviously when he comes by she doesn’t recognize him except that he looks like the man she has been painting. All her recent paintings include Henry in them. That means Henry has helped her some what retain some of her short term memories. Lucy’s disease is a very life changing and sad thing to happen to anybody. When somebody possesses this and they don’t know they have it, they can’t live a real life. Also the people in their lives have a big burden and a tough task to live with. Henry finally finds a solution in the end to help with Lucy’s situation. He makes a tape about their life and how they are in love and everyday she wakes up and watches it and learns about her accident. By doing this she is almost able to live a normal life just like everybody