In the film Patch Adams, Patch’s character is unique for me. He doesn’t portray a stereotypical doctor who shows everyone that he is superior to others. For him, he treats everyone equal. He goes down to the patient’s level and not the other way around when communicating with them. Patch is a very happy person, who believes that he could touch everyone’s lives through the field of medicine. He doesn’t follow the trend, and he obviously sets himself apart among the rest of the students. One thing that I admire about him is that he has time for everything; even if he has a hospital to run, he still manages to get high grades.
His experiences from the psychiatric ward made him what he is now. He realized that he could touch the lives of the other patients there. He listened to their stories, he made them happy, and he connected with each one of them. Another experience was when he had a conversation with his doctor in the ward. He noticed that his doctor doesn’t really seem to care about his patients; he feels that his doctor is just doing his job, seeing it only as a profession, and not some way to reach out and willingly or wholeheartedly reach to others.
From his experiences, he decided that he wanted to become a doctor. He realized that he could talk to other people in a different level, and he saw that he has the ability to reach others from within.
I think Patch has more strengths than weaknesses. His main strength is that he puts his heart and mind into the things he do. He is very passionate with his chosen career, and he wants to be different from others. Another of his strengths is that he knows how to balance his time. As seen in the film, he visits different patients in the hospital, and yet he still maintains his grades high, almost top of his class. Patch is not afraid to be different, he wanted to remove the image of a stereotypical doctor, someone who thinks he is more superior to others, and treats his patients as patients, and not as friend...