In the last scene, Ken lies in a hospital bed framed by his own sculptural realization of the forearm and hand of God from Michelangelo's Creation of Man.
He looks at his sculpture of the hand and smiles as the end credits roll. Transformed into a helpless paraplegic, he decides that his life is in fact over, and his existence is being artificially prolonged without his permission.
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After a near-death car accident, Harrison is paralyzed from he neck down, as his spinal cord ruptured from the horrible crash. Advertisement Hide.
Emerson John Cassavetes , who believes in preserving life no matter what, and so tries to get Ken committed as clinically depressed. He finally contacts his insurance lawyer, Carter Hill Bob Balaban and asks for his help in gaining his discharge from the hospital.
Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Whose Life is It Anyway? Ken is returned to his bed.
Hill, R. Art scupltor and teacher Ken Harrison lays in the hospital bed day in and day wondering what next to become in his life. The only person who seems to get him is hospital worker John who understand the way he feels of never living life fully ever again. Ethology 106: Whiten, A.
Principal social themes: Finally, the film offers a fascinating study of some uses of humor in medical situations and many opportunities to discuss healer-patient relationships. Trivers, R. Toggle navigation.
Barton, R. His life changes drastically when he is involved in an automobile accident, which cripples him due to a spinal cord injury.
PhD Dissertation, Harvard University. Using life-history to understand selection pressures, in: Edited by Frank Morriss.