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Renarin's eyesight

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MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR EDGEDANCER AND WORDS OF RADIANCE ! 

 

So. About Renaren's healed eyes and epilepsy. In words of radiance Renaren tells Kaladin that his episodes started in childhood. I imagine that his eyesight's also been poor since then. 

Then he can surgebind. Behold; he is healed! Still slightly autistic though.

In edgedancer the orphanage only keep disabled children, since the stump can't heal them and there is nothing wrong with them! They are born blind or with downs, that's the way they are made. =Nothing to heal.

So Renaren's autism is not healed since it's not a wound or a fault with the body. That's the way he is. How come then that Renaren's other preexisting conditions are healed by his stormlight? Kaladins scar did not heal, and that's way newer than Renaren's eyes and epilepsy, and a prime example of a wound that should be healed by stormlight.  

Hmmmmm...... 

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5 minutes ago, Remodel said:

MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR EDGEDANCER AND WORDS OF RADIANCE ! 

 

So. About Renaren's healed eyes and epilepsy. In words of radiance Renaren tells Kaladin that his episodes started in childhood. I imagine that his eyesight's also been poor since then. 

Then he can surgebind. Behold; he is healed! Still slightly autistic though.

In edgedancer the orphanage only keep disabled children, since the stump can't heal them and there is nothing wrong with them! They are born blind or with downs, that's the way they are made. =Nothing to heal.

So Renaren's autism is not healed since it's not a wound or a fault with the body. That's the way he is. How come then that Renaren's other preexisting conditions are healed by his stormlight? Kaladins scar did not heal, and that's way newer than Renaren's eyes and epilepsy, and a prime example of a wound that should be healed by stormlight.  

Hmmmmm...... 

It is all about perception. He sees epilepsy and weak sight as sickness and autism just as a feature and Kalladin accepted scats as a part of himself.

There are a lot of WOB's about healing.

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Yeah, healing seems to filter through the cognitive realm, so it's influenced by self-perception. In Roshar's pre-modern society, no one has ever heard of autism, and no one has ever told Renarin that his personality is a disorder or disease. It's more like a weird birthmark: unusual and sometimes off-putting, but not a medical issue.

Moreover, his poor eyesight and epilepsy probably come from very specific, very localized physical defects, which can be easily corrected by a burst of stormlight. His autism is more complex than that; to "heal" it, you'd have to restructure his entire brain.

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