The Trouble With Cure

The Trouble With Cure

What’s wrong with cure?  Isn’t it a good thing when people get better? In fiction, I say no.  Not usually. Here’s the trouble with the typical “cure” plot line (the usual formula of stories with disabled characters, where at the last minute they are somehow cured of the disability). Well, actually, there are a few problems so I’ll break them down: 1) Not realistic. Sometimes people do recover from disabling accidents. Sometimes doctors can fix things, sometimes treatments work.  That’s great! But it’s rare. Very, very unlikely. If you go by Hollywood, you would think that sort of thing happens all the time. In fact, they make it seem like people who are disabled just haven’t tried hard enough; with enough...

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