Essays Tagged: "Elixir of Life"

"The Alchemist" Revised version of previous essay.

ing their possessions one asked: "What are these things?" - "That's the Philosopher's Stone and the Elixir of Life. It's the Master Work of alchemists. Whoever swallows that elixir will never be sick ...

(3 pages) 133 1 3.5 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

The tale of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

himself that it may result in his own doom. The creation of an unloved being and the quest for the elixir of life holds Victor Frankenstein more accountable for his own death than the creation himsel ...

(6 pages) 51 1 1.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


to transmute objects into something else.A third scientific goal among alchemists was to obtain the elixir of life. The elixir was a "solution" (Redgrove 35) form of the Philosopher's Stone and was th ... mmortality, as many alchemists thought (Redgrove 35). Because alchemists deeply desired to have the elixir of life, many different formulae were created to make the elixir, though none of them were su ...

(7 pages) 20 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

From legend to science the health benefits of tea

sty (201 ¡V 207 B.C.). ¡§Taoists in particular became obsessed by long life and an Elixir of Life became a Taoist ideal. For Taoists the Elixir of Life was believed to be tea.¡& ... inal herbs B. Tea as a medicine 1. Tea in the Three Kingdoms (AD 222-277) 2. Taoists and tea 3. The Elixir of Life C. Tea's medicinal benefits 1. Early medical opinions 2. Recent medical science ¢ ...

(7 pages) 31 1 3.5 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Theme Of A "A Story Of An Hour"

of her own decisions, perhaps a life that belonged to her and only her. "She was drinking in a very elixir of life…"(79) and "…running riot along those days ahead of her"(79) to convey n ...

(2 pages) 38 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Is greater life expectancy always desirable?

The quest for the elixir of life has been going on throughout history. In every civilisation, there are myths which de ...

(3 pages) 3374 0 0.0 Jan/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Development Studies