Immortality Essays

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

After reading the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks I was truly touched and surprised with all of the studies they discovered about HeLa cells, and the court decisions that lead to today’s evolving policies concerning patients’ rights to medical consent procedures. The life story of Henrietta Lacks and her family was very interesting while it explained all of the social, economic, and everyday life struggles. I liked how the novel weaved together Henrietta’s childhood, young adulthood, diagnosis, illness and tragic…

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Socrates, Body and Soul

In the first part of the Phaedo, Socrates lays out his theory regarding the immortality of the soul. Near the end of this part he breaks down the body and soul and shows us that they are very different in permanence and structure. The body and soul, which are are interlinked when alive and separated at death, are fundamentally different constructs. The dichotomy here is expressed through the argument as opposites of composition, ideal forms, solidity, spirituality, and visibility. Socrates…

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Exegesis of Phaedo by Plato

Plato’s “Phaedo” is a dialogue between Socrates and his friends, Cebes and Simmias. These two men have asked Socrates to prove to them that the soul survives after death due to its immortality. Socrates gives them several arguments, which ultimately lead to his conclusion that proves the soul’s immortality and furthermore its perishability. Socrates proves that soul lives despite the body’s death by showing that if an entity has a certain characteristic, it will not accept the characteristic that is…

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The Mortal Immortal

The Mortal Immortal is a romantic story. It is about a love affair but not a love affair that we would expect. The Mortal Immortal shows the difficulty of love. We see the harsh reality of love and what it can do to our character and at what lengths we will go to betray or be happy with somebody. Bertha is the cruel selfish wife of Winzy who is only in love with her and wishes to be not in…

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