"The Philosopher's Stone" Book Review by hicaliber

"The Philosopher's Stone"
This paper explores Hans Christian Anderson's work "The Philosopher's Stone."
# 94819 | 2,778 words | 7 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on May 09, 2007 in Literature (World) , English (Analysis) , Philosophy (General)

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In this paper, the writer describes the meaning and symbolism found in Hans Christian Anderson's "The Philosopher's Stone". The author examines the allegorical meaning behind the garden motif and blindness in the story. The paper also considers the intellectual times in which Anderson wrote this work, including the problems facing the 19th century. Despite these problems, Anderson concludes with encouraging his audience to have faith in humanity.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "19th Century Intellectual Currents." 18 July 2006. http://www.loyno.edu/~seduffy/victorianism.html
  • Andersen, Hans Christian. "The Philosopher's Stone." http://hca.gilead.org.il/ 21 Jan. 2006 Hans Christian Andersen: Fairy Tales and Stories. 18 July 2006. http://hca.gilead.org.il/p_stone.html
  • Hartman, Dorothy. "Women's Roles in the Late 19th Century." 18 July 2006. History Online Index. http://www.connerprairie.org/historyonline/1880wom.html
  • Jernigan, Kenneth. "Blindness: Is Literature Against Us?" 1999. National Federation of the Blind. 18 July 2006. http://www.blind.net/bpba1974.htm
  • "Literature of the 19th century." Jahsonic. 2006. Jahsonic.com: a vocabulary of culture. 18 July 2006. http://www.jahsonic.com/1900sLiterature.html

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