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    Death of Science

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    Science Of Death Nathaniel Hawthorne was a writer with many successful stories. From reading those stories it is evident that he had an obsession with science and experimenting with people. In his stories you can find characters (or scientists) trying to find answers that typically end in death. This tragic result shows how one of Hawthorne’s main themes is the misuse of science. The misuse of science that Hawthorne establishes in his stories is assiduous, but is most evident in The Birth Mark.

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    The search for the "fountain of youth" or the "elixir of life" is something that we have read about in many myths and fiction stories throughout the year. They are also things real life explorers looked for dating back centuries, the most famous of which is Ponce de Leon whose search of this elusive fountain took him to Florida in the late 1400 's and early 1500 's. However, He was not the first looking for this fountain that is said to give you the power of endless youth, the desire to stay young

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    written by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.  The poem's setting is the ancient story of Tithonus.  Tithonus fell in love with Eos, goddess of the dawn, and asked her for immortality.  Unfortunately for Tithonus he did not ask for eternal youth, only eternal life.  He, therefore, grows old but never dies while Eos not only never dies but also never grows old.  What makes Tithonus's situation worse is that "the gods themselves cannot recall their gifts" (49).  This dramatic monologue is characteristic of Tennyson

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    For heroes to begin their journeys, they must be called away from the ordinary world. Fantastic quests don’t happen in everyday life. Heroes must be removed from their typical environment. Most heroes show a reluctance to leave their home, their friends, and their life to journey on a quest. But in the end they accept their destiny. Usually there is a discovery, some event, or some danger that starts them on the heroic path. Heroes find a mystic object or discover their world is in danger. In some

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    characters are both deprived of the opportunity to get home sooner; or “return with elixir,” where Odysseus and Ulysses both return to their homes alive the comfort of their wives. In their major plot points, the novel The Odyssey and the motion picture O Brother convey obvious similarities in key elements of their heroes’ journeys such as “crossing the first threshold,” “the supreme ordeal,” and “return with elixir.” Firstly, the main characters of both stories, Odysseus and Ulysses, share qualities

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    is confronted with a problem that they must overcome; a fulfillment, where the person finally overcomes the problem; and a return, where the person passes on what they gain and learn from the experiences in the form of a "life-giving elixir"(Campbell). This “life-giving elixir”(Campbell) is to be used by someone else to better themselves. Following Campbell's model, the character that stands out the most as a hero is Lindo Jong because of the hardships that she faces at a young age, such as being

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    something mysterious. Filled with books that were banned, he becomes fascinated by the books and the mysteries and discovers the Elixir of life. The Elixir of life is said to cure any sickness. His father catches him and tells him that the potion is forbidden and must never be used for it is against the law and their beliefs. After finding the alchemist behind the elixir, Victor convinces him to try the potion one last time, secretly. The alchemist told Victor and Elizabeth, if the potion isn’t done

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    first stage the hero goes though is the ordinary world in this stage of the hero's journey we first meet the hero and get to know the hero better. The ordinary world shows the reader what drives and urges and the what he goes through in his daily life. The hero world is disrupted by the problem of the special world and the hero must so and solve the problem. The second stage of the hero journey is the call to action. The call to action is when the hero world is disrupted and a challenge or

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    Trotsky, the Russian revolutionist, wrote in his Diary in Exile, " The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves." Nathaniel Hawthorne gives us a 19th century example of this phenomenon in "Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment". The theme of this story is that a person’s character, once developed does not change

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    FullMetlal Alchemist and Daoism

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