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    Immortal Life vs. Immortal Name: Gilgamesh and Beowulf Death. Fate. Immortality. Destiny. All are subjects that we tend to avoid. While most of us hope for life after death, we tend not to dwell on this subject because we are uncomfortable with the unknown. On those rare occasions when we allow ourselves to think about the fact that our days are numbered, we wonder if death can be cheated and immortality gained. Some have suggested that being remembered is just as enduring as living forever. Thoughts

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    others believe that as long as the person thrives in their minds, the being achieves immortality. The simplified understanding of immortality involves a being who achieves the ability to live forever. In Rebecca Skloot's contemporary biography, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the concept of immortality remains present as a constant reminder of the differences between the beliefs of the Lacks and the scientists by utilizing the rhetorical device, pathos, to connect to the characters and understand

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    The Immortal Life

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    I am, Henrietta Lacks, and this is my story. My personal war on cancer was lost. I have died in pain, tormented by the tumors covering my body like a web, at the John Hopkins Hospital. But my life didn’t end at that point. Unexpectedly, the cancer tissue, which was taken from me by Dr. Gey, continued on living. Even though I was dead, my cells were alive - full of miracles to unfold and misery to cause. The wonderful abilities of my cells were praised all over the world – they were a hope of finding

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    them. Oftentimes, the alternative, ignoring our empathetic responses by creating abstractions in our mind is much easier. Unfortunately, this is what happened to Henrietta Lacks. When researchers took cells from Henrietta’s cervix and created an immortal line of them entitled HeLa, the two became entirely separate entities. HeLa was a line of cells that was important to scientists, and Henrietta was no longer even a thought in their minds.

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    The Immortal Heroes of Homer’s Iliad

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    The Immortal Heroes of Homer’s Iliad In Homer’s Iliad, a warrior can only attain heroism and immortality by embracing an early death. Jean-Pierre Vernant describes this paradox in his essay, “A ‘Beautiful Death’ and the Disfigured Corpse in Homeric Epic.” According to Vernant, heroes accept the fact that life is short and “devote themselves completely and single-mindedly to war, adventure, glory, and death” (53). 1 Curiously, this is because heroes overcome death only when they embrace it (57)

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    Through no one remembered how the system came to be, but as soon as everyone realized it has already became a compulsory action. There were many protests but there was also a small group of people who supported it, the rich ones wishing for a longer life. Few years ago someone had the idea to not go to the Götze, a rational way to think that he will never die, conversely he die a horrifying death two weeks later. After that everyone realized that the genius plan won’t work, and continued going on their

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    "Two thirds they made him god and one third man" (14).  He seeks the protection of the gods and draws upon their wise counsel. Achilles is also of mortal-immortal heritage. Although he is often referred to as "son of Peleus" (a mortal), his mother, the sea nymph Thetis, had dipped him as a child in the River Styx causing him to be immortal everywhere except the heel by which she held him (?Achilles? par 2). Not unlike Gilgamesh, Achilles seeks the wise counsel of the gods and entreats his mother

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    Buddism

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    otherwise it must ever remain in its truest sense unknown and unexpressed, as being to us in our present state unknowable. In the same way, Buddhism denies the existence in man of an immortal soul. The Enlightenment which dwells in life does not belong to one form of life. All that is man's changing and mortal; the Immortal is not any man's. The Buddha pointed out how no thing is the same at this moment as it was a moment ago. Even the everlasting hills are slowly being worn away, and every particle

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    The story and core argument The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells the story of Henrietta Lacks. In the early 1951 Henrietta discovered a hard lump on the left of the entrance of her cervix, after having unexpected vaginal bleeding. She visited the Johns Hopkins hospital in East Baltimore, which was the only hospital in their area where black patients were treated. The gynecologist, Howard Jones, indeed discovers a tumor on her cervix, which he takes a biopsy off to sent it to the lab for diagnosis

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    Sumi Jo

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    her with a fabulous voice and memory. Admired for the astonishing emotional expression, authenticity, and warmth of her coloratura voice and for her impeccable artisanship pursing her originality, Sumi Jo has claimed as “a voice from above” by the immortal maestro Conductor in the 20th century, Herbert von Karajan. Sumi Jo manages to create a warm, human relationship between herself and audiences on the stage. That is the way Sumi Jo likes to work. She tries to arouse the men through uninhibited

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