Comparing The Master And Margarita By Bulgakov

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In the Master and Margarita novel, Bulgakov describes how Margarita scrutinized the magical cream that smelled of swamp mud and carefully applied it on her body which suddenly reincarnated her into a young dark hair lady full of energy and freedom. She slipped down her window and flew at night to Woland’s residency with the words, “Invisible and free”. Azazello’s cream transformed thirty-year-old Margarita Nikolaevna into a witch to bring her on the Great Ball at Satan’s (Bulgakov, 228-59). Master and Margarita is one of the best novels of 20th century full of magic and mysteries that occur in Moscow under the devil’s regime. The novel found its popularity in the society as mysteries and superstition always fascinated human beings. For …show more content…
The power to know what people think is one of the most desired abilities people want to obtain from superheroes in comic books; however, Heinzen opposes this. According to his findings, famous in 19th century Clever Hans, which was a horse trained by the teacher of mathematics Von Osten, was able to think as human and read their mind (10). Moreover, Hans was tested by scientists to reveal the secret of his telepathy because it did not make sense how a horse could solve mathematical problems and give correct answers; nevertheless, the mystery was revealed: it was not special about Clever Hans, the study of Von Osten proved that horses are extremely sensitive to people’s unconscious movements (Heinzen, 10-16). Consequently, Clever Hans is nothing but an example of how people unconsciously radiate signals and effectively use their body language to communicate. Hans indeed was not a telepath; on opposite, he had outstanding reciprocity skills of human movements. As Heinzen proves, when Hans was asked a question to guess a number, he would tap the approximate number, and then slow down once the reaction from the audience was received to see when to stop (15-16). It is obvious that Hans did not have any special ability of mind reading, the horse simply observed the muscle reaction, and the body language that a person subconsciously expressed. This is why Hans …show more content…
Nevertheless, it can be as harmful and dangerous as psychic rituals since what is written is not personal as it does not refer to each person specifically. On the other hand, Lilqvist and Lindeman point out that astrology is highly demanded as it satisfies a basic need in self-comprehension; however, interesting correlation was reveal: individuals cope with stressful life situations by relying on magic (205-7). Dealing with ambiguity by narrowing ambiguous problems down into small can be assisted with astrology, and thus, cause an improved sense of self-control because a person becomes mentally prepared and more aware of surroundings. However, there is no scientific proof of correlation between life events and astrology; therefore, astrology will never predict an outcome hundred percent correctly, it is the matter of personal interpretation. Astrology is an imperfect tool, but yields entertaining predictions for those trying to enrich their life and find an escape to a world full of control. Consequently, astrological reading is a great tool for those seeking an escape from life uncertainties and personal

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