Pictor's Metamorphoses Analysis

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How does one find their purpose? Where can you go to find it? In the Fantasy “Pictor’s Metamorphoses” Pictor is venturing through paradise to find his purpose in life. He is wandering searching for true happiness. As he is strolling through paradise he comes up to a tree. This is a double crowned tree, which appear to have faces in them, one of a man and one of a woman. He proceeded to ask this tree “Are you the tree of life”, the trees stood silently and then a serpent came out of the tree and Pictor turned away from the tree and ventured on. It continues this way, he sees more trees asks them the same question, and turns on. Until, Pictor stumbles across a gem. The serpent reappears and tells him he better hurry and make a wish before the gem disappears, so he listened and wished to become a tree. It had been many years and at first Pictor was happy but soon he became…show more content…
I was at a point in my life where I was okay with life, but I was missing something. There was a part of life that I desired to have, but I did not know how to get it. I was trying different churches and I thought I might have found the one. I was ignoring the one which I knew was the one for me, kind of like when Pictor turned away from the tree before he could see the transformation, I turned away from the church before I would allow it to transform me. One day, I went to my friend’s house, who was a member of the church I was ignoring, and I felt at home, but I was alone. I then stuck around and got baptized. I was happy, I was on a spiritual high, sort of like when Pictor first became the tree, he thought he was happy. Then I realized I was not necessarily alone, but I was still missing something. A couple months later my sister converted to the gospel, that is what I was missing. I was missing the family aspect, I could not go through this alone, just as Pictor could not go through it alone and needed the little
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