a brooding Romantic whom was aware of the human capacity for evil.
Heidegger invites "four venerable friends" over for an experiment. The .
lessons about human nature that he learned from the experiment allowed me to .
recognize the parallels it had within my own life. Main ideas such was learning .
from one's mistakes and accepting aging were illustrated in "Dr. Heidegger's .
The four friends that Dr. Heidegger invited to his house were "all .
melancholy old creatures" and "had been unfortunate in life." Among them, three .
of them were gentlemen and one was a widow. Dr. Heidegger's experiment was .
for his four friends of ruined past to drink the fountain of youth. In just three .
glasses of the special water, the old wrinkled people became joyful youths. Mr. .
Medborne who was once a speculating rich merchant in his prime years had .
turned back into his habits." On the other side of the table, Mr. Medborne was .
involved in a calculation of dollars and cents." He had turned his attention back to .
business forgetting all the mishap that had happened in his past. Mr. Gascoigne, .
the once evil politician, had too return to his ruined habits of the past. "Mr. .
Gascoigne's mind seemed to run on political topics he rattled full-throated .
sentences about patriotism." "Colonel Killigrew, the man who threw away his life .
and health "in he pursuit of sinful pleasures." Killigrew, along with the other .
gentlemen had his mind occupied with things that had destroyed his life. "Colonel .
Killigrew all this time had been trolling forth a jolly bottle song while his eyes .
wandered toward the buxom figure of Widow Wycherly." As for Widow Wycherly .
whose life shadowed by the town's scandalous stories of her. .
"Age, with its miserable train of cares and sorrows and diseases, was .
remembered only as the troubles of a dream, from which they were joyously .
awakened." Dr. Heidegger was experimenting whether people had learned .
anything from their earlier years in life.