He wakes up from his blindness

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Senior Member
Español, Spain
Hi everybody,

Is it correct to say "to wake up from one's blindness" in a literal sense?

“Even a happy present goes largely unnoticed”. This phrase illustrates perfectly a main idea of the film. All the characters could have a happy present if the scales fell from their eyes and realized that they do have a happy life. However, just one of the character wakes up from his blindness."

And just another thing, could you think of a synonymous with happy in that context so that it doesn't sound redundant? "Fortunate", maybe?

  • Grumpy Old Man

    Senior Member
    "However, just one of the characters wakes up from his blindness."

    Webster's unabridged dictionary accepts this usage but prefers it without up. I would suggest they do have a carefree life as a synonym for happy.
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