Elixir Essays

  • Imagery In Kate Chopin's The Story Of An Hour

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    In Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” a large railroad accident occurred, and several people lost their lives. The author, Kate Chopin, uses a large amount of imagery in her story to help describe what is happening to the reader. Imagery is when you use descriptive words and phrases to help the reader visualize something. Kate Chopin uses imagery to help portray other literary devices like irony and theme as well. The imagery in Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” is used to understand Mrs. Mallard

  • Personal Legend In The Alchemist, By Paulo Coelho

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    The novel The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is about a young boy named Santiago who is trying to pursue his personal legend. Along the way he meets many people, sees many omens and faces many challenges. He has to discover the language of the world to be able to find his treasure, but little does he know the treasure is no ordinary thing. Sure, there was a chest of gold coins but he also gained knowledge of the soul of the world. Paulo Coleho uses characters including the crystal merchant, the gypsy

  • Victor Frankenstein Two Brothers Character Analysis

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    beautiful poems of love so that he might get her attention and become the only one she sees, but he is still beaten by his brothers way with words and affection. Victor makes elixirs and potions recommended by Polidori, and they garner much attention from his friends due to their fantastic properties, but when Victor’s elixir is put down by his brother, his pride is hurt. Victor’s need to be the centre of attention and his need to be better than his brother prove that he did not have good

  • Essay Comparing Rushdie's Haroun And The Sea Of Stories

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    The Three Elixirs in Rushdie’s “Haroun and the sea of stories.” Rushdie’s “Haroun and the sea of stories” follows the structure of the hero’s journey. At the end of every hero’s journey, the hero would always come back home (or the ordinary world) with an elixir of some kind. An elixir can be anything that transforms the hero into a different person. In Rushdie’s “Haroun and the sea of stories,” The hero, Haroun, comes back home with a few elixirs. He returns to the ordinary world as a more mature

  • Comparing Women In The Birthmark And Eye Of The Beholder

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    In “The Birthmark” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and the Twilight Zone episode “Eye of the Beholder” the female main characters are criticized because of the way they look. Janet Tyler is an outsider whose face doesn’t match “the norm” and Georgiana is forced by her husband to try to remove the birthmark from her face. Both of these women look different than they are supposed to, and the authority figures in their lives are attempting to force their hands. However, these women and their situations are

  • Dr. Heidegger's Experiment Symbolism Analysis

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    finds her pink ribbons at the Salem Witch Trials. Aylmer in “The Birthmark” becomes obsessive over his wife, Georgina only flaw. Her birthmark. In “Dr. Heidegger's experiment”, Dr. Heidegger uses his old friends as an experiment by giving them an elixir that will make them young again. The symbols play a big role in describing the desire of perfection.

  • Compare And Contrast Daoism And Buddhism

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    Introduction Daoism and Buddhism are two different religions that guide people how to live a good life. They also teach the important values of life to people. They have similar beliefs as both of them believe in the life after death and cycle of life never end. However, Daoism and Buddhism have different views and beliefs about the life after death. In Buddhism, it aims to obtain the enlightenment and releases from the cycle of rebirth and death. Most importantly, it wants to open the door to Nirvana

  • Qin Shi Huang's Belief

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    IMMORTALITY • Many of Qin Shi Huang’s actions were determined by his desire to be immortal. His fear of death made him obsessed with finding the elixir of life so he could live forever. Doctors and alchemists created a number of potions, many containing mercury, which most likely caused the Emperor’s death rather than preventing it. THE AFTER WORLD • In case the elixirs did not work, Qin Shi Huang ordered the construction of an enormous tomb for himself. The tomb consisted of flowing rivers of mercury,

  • Theories And Reflection To Gregory Maguire's Novel, Wicked '

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    Introduction There have been many theories discussed about Wicked the musical, and the connections and comparisons to Gregory Maguire’s novel, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, as well as L. Frank Baum’s children’s book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, it was mentioned that the Wicked Witch of the West (Elphaba) only had one eye that was as powerful as a telescope, and to have melted to a “brown, melted, shapeless mess” after Dorothy threw

  • Universal Elements In Hero's Journey

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    Although there are many stories out there, most follow basic rules and consist of universal elements. In the case of the Hero's Journey, there are 12 common elements that may be found in a story. The first stage takes place in the Ordinary World. Here, the stage is set. Hero characteristics become evident, and the audience may relate to the hero. Following the Ordinary World is the Call to Adventure. During the Call to Adventure, an abrupt event may call to hero to take further action. Although the

  • Theme Of Isolation In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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    Shelley conveys several timeless messages about the dangers of science, the dangers of isolation, and the importance of being a good parent. It is a novel that everyone should read. In the story, Frankenstein, eager for glory, wants to discover the “elixir of life”

  • Exoteric Alchemy Beliefs

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    sought after and some even claimed to have attained. Typically in order to complete this task, a special object was required that granted the alchemist near supernatural powers: the philosopher's stone. This object has also been referred to as the elixir and may represent man’s complete knowledge, understanding, and master of the natural world. (Marlan, p. xvii-xix) It is also believed that such an object can be used to perfect the human body and grant perfect health or immortality to an individual

  • Comparing The Hero's Journey In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

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    knight let him leave alive with only injuries. He was able to return with the elixir which was becoming a courageous knight no matter the circumstance. He was able to also live instead of being killed which was the original plan. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a story that values promise and bravery. This story followed many steps of the hero’s journey. A few of them were the ordinary world, ordeal, and return with elixir. Many stories, besides this one, also follow the hero’s journey outline. They

  • Hero's Journey Film Analysis

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    Along classic plot devices such as “Deus ex machina” or “The Red Herring”, the “Hero’s Journey”—proposed by Christopher Vogler is a structural device prevalent in literature and film more often than one could think. Adapted from the “Hero’s Journey”, Jay Clayton’s “Romance Narrative Cycle” too outlines the development of a hero as he/she undergoes a quest facing obstacles and trials posed through the different phases. The film 21 Jump Street portrays Morton Schmidt (along partner Greg Jenko), as

  • The Hero's Journey In Captain America

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    Hero’s myth identifies the different stages of a hero’s journey. The different stages in the journey include, the birth/beginning, the call to adventure, helpers/amulet, crossing the threshold, the tests, helpers, climax/supreme ordeal, flight, return, elixir, and home/end. The movie, Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve Rogers just an ordinary man who wants to join the army to help defeat the Germans in World War 2. Rogers registered for the army but failed, due to his health conditions. Dr. Abraham

  • Comparing Monomyth In The Odyssey And The Lord Of The Rings

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    A HEROS JOURNEY Comparing The Monomyth in The Odyssey and The Lord of the Rings Ordinary World Frodo Baggins’s story begins when he inherits the Ring and all of Bilbo’s possessions at Bilbo's 111 birthday. Bilbo leaves the Shire, gifting his magic ring to Frodo. During the years leading up to the realization of what the Ring really was, Frodo grew restless and found himself looking at Bilbo’s old maps and wondering what might lay beyond those maps. Nearly twenty years later, Gandalf reveals

  • Seven Hero Archetypes In Literature

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    • I’ve learned in this unit, three universal characteristics of a hero. One characteristic is some type of special powers not necessarily things like super strength or Flying but hospitality and friendliness or the will to help others could be considered special powers or something even greater to save the day. Also, hero's lineage is often noble or linked to the gods meaning their family history is a heroic one. Lastly Hero's tending to be adventurous and strong they and often times are born this

  • Difference Between Aeneas And The Hero's Journey

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    reality VS myths make us conscious The hero's journey is the most important part of a myth. It is a cycle where someone left their house and everything when he was a kid; left for an adventure or a mysterious event. Pass through many fight, have power or treasure, in some cases the foundation of a city. After it, have a fight to death with their enemies. Finally, create or make something very important for humanity, and be recognized for your great achievement, by the “MYTH”. The two famous

  • Destructive Knowledge In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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    boy, Victor had been surrounded by love from his family. In the college of Ingolstadt, Victor set a goal for himself, “ Under the guidance of my new prospectors I entered with the greatest diligence into the search of the prospector’s stone and the elixir of life; but the latter soon be obtained my undivided attention. Wealth was an inferior object, but what glory would attend the discovery if i could banish disease from the human frame

  • Malala Yousafzai: A Modern Day Hero

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    The two most important steps of the heroic cycle are The Reward and The Return With the Elixir. The Reward is where the hero gains a reward and celebrates. Return With the Elixir is where the hero goes home and uses his treasure to transform the world. Malala Yousafzai received many awards while also using them to change the world. For example, Yousafzai is the youngest to win a Nobel