Dr Heidegger's Experiment

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Nathaniel Hawthorne's “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment” begins when Dr. Heidegger invites four friends to his eerie study to ask them for assistance in an experiment. Colonel Killigrew, Mr. Medbourne, Mr. Gascoigne, and Widow Wycherly, his four friends, have all committed serious mistakes in their youth leading them to their current state of despondency and despair. Showing his friends a withered rose which blooms after he soaks it in water allegedly from the mythical Fountain of Youth on it, he asks the four of them to drink the water so he can see the outcome. His once skeptical friends now become eager to try the water, and Dr. Heidegger warns them to not commit the mistakes they made in their past. After drinking the water, they show signs

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