"Dr. Heidegger's Experiment" Summary- Chloe Ramirez

"Dr. Heidegger's Experiment" Summary- Chloe Ramirez

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  • This water can give you your youth back. Just look what if did to this rose. It has been dead for decades!
  • Surely any magician can do that! However, it might be worth a try...
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  • I'm getting younger and more beautiful by the minute!
  • This is a miracle! You look barely over 20 now!
  • Dr. Heidegger is a unique and eccentric scientist who has found water from the Fountain of Youth. After making this discovery, he assembles four of his peers to test it: Mr. Medbourne, Colonel Killigrew, Mr. Gascoigne, and the Widow Wycherly. At first, they are all skeptical of the water's power, but after Dr. Heidegger tests it on a 50-year-old rose, they slowly begin to believe that it will make them young again.
  • Please, stop fighting! You ruined the water!
  • All of the guests have good reason to be young again. Mr. Medbourne was a wealthy merchant, while Colonel Killigrew enjoyed life's pleasures. Mr. Gascoigne was a famous politician and the Widow Wycherly was known for her beauty. However, all of them wasted their gifts by risky business deals, lack of self-control, reliance on popularity, and scandalous acts, respectfully. All 3 of the men were in love with Madam Wycherly and would even die for her.
  • We're old again already? What happened?!
  • Good riddance! I realize now that this Fountain of Youth isn't even worth it! Good thing I didn't try this myself.
  • Dr. Heidegger warns his guests to live better lives and not repeat their past mistakes, given that their past experiences have taught them the consequences of their actions. Afterward, he invites them to start the experiment by drinking the water. When they do, they immediately start to change. After 2 glasses of water, they look and feel younger. Dr. Heidegger sits back and lets them enjoy their youth again.
  • Even though they have a second chance at being young, they don't heed the warning. Mr. Medbourne immediately seeks more money, while Colonel Killigrew continues to show signs of drinking uncontrollably. Mr. Gascoigne also instantly reverts back to politics. The three men start to fight over Madam Wycherly, and in the fight, they knock over the vase on the table, and the life-restoring water spills on the ground. All the while, the mirror reflects their older selves.
  • After breaking the vase, the group slowly turns older again because the water's effect was only temporary. Dr. Heidegger teaches the group an important lesson: it's better not to waste the life you have than to waste a second chance repeating your mistakes. He states that he would never drink from the fountain of youth even if it were outside his front door.
  • The guests disagreed with Dr. Heidegger and made a pilgrimage to Florida to search for the Fountain of Youth. There is no record that they ever found it.THE END
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