Hello, everyone and guten Tag to Budgerigar. I agree with all of you. I would not want Auggie to regain his sight. People with disabilities are such a large part of our population, and yet they never seem to make it to television or film, or if they do, the disability is typically used as nothing more than a prop or a plot device. They use the disability to make us feel sorry for the character, nothing more.
Aside from wanting to see more characters with disabilities on television, I would especially be saddened to see Auggie regain his sight because Chris Gorham is one of the first actors that I have seen who actually did a darn good job of playing the disability. Granted, in an ideal world, characters with disabilities would be played by actors with those disabilities, but at least Chris Gorham has made a real effort to play the physical aspects of his character well. (And while we are on that topic, I like how he plays the infantry side of Auggie. That is another part of him that will never go away.) Frankly, I am tired of seeing characters like Artie from Glee. The "woe is me, I'm a cripple" bit is way overdone, and I'm sorry, but Kevin McHale has no fluency with the chair, especially when dancing.
Another reason I don't want Auggie to regain his sight is because the show's creators seem to pride themselves on the authenticity and realism of the show. Yes, there are sight-saving operations done nowadays, but in reality, most blind people stay blind. That is just a fact of life.
nice to read from you. Obviously you speak a little German.
We seem to share the same opinion. I think Auggie is okay just the way it is and obviously some women think that his disability makes him more attractive.
Some other people say that it might be nicer to have Auggie regain his eysight. But as you already said, the writers of CA think it is more realistic to leave everything the way it is. For most people who lost their sight, there is no such miracle cure to restore their vision. Being an ex-nurse I have come across a couple of blind people in my professional life.
A friend of mine also lost 80% of her eyesight in a motorbike accident and despite all her attempts there is no treatment that would make her completely sighted again.
The thing is, that when you first see her, you wouldnīt guess she is visually impaired. I know that there was some criticism that Auggie in many situations doesnīt appear blind. But in my opinion Chris Gorham does an excellent job. When Auggie is in his usual environment you may forget that he cannot see , but when being outiside he has to rely to a greater extent on other peopleīs help.And this is also true for visually impaired people in real life.