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    This is a book report on the animal The Axolotl, which comes from Aztecs. Axolotl means water, while xolotl means monster. So this animal is considered a, “Water Monster.” It is a non-native fish that also goes by the name, “Mexican Walking Fish.” It’s an amphibian, like a frog, and is in a paused state of metamorphosis. Their classification is in the phylum, Chordata. The Axolotl was first founded in 1789, in Mexico City. The labs that they were founded in and tested on were in Paris. They are born on land but live the rest of their lives in water like fish. Now since the Mexico City waters are empty there are no Axolotls left there. They are very messy animals that have to have deep water. They do not like strong currents, because they cannot stay stable on the bottom of there home. You can keep the…

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    Essay On Axolotls

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    Axolotls Axolotls, Ambystoma mexicanum, are aquatic, neotenic salamanders that are a close relative of the tiger salamander and are often referred to as Mexican salamanders or Mexican walking fish (Clare, 1999). They are exclusively found in the lake complex of Xochimilco near Mexico City. Axolotls are small amphibians that only grow nine to 12 inches in length and 2.11 to eight ounces in weight; relatively, they are about the size of a tea cup (“Mexican Axolotl,” 2015). Though they can be…

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    The story “Axolotl” by Julio Cortázar tells us the tale of a man who slowly transforms into an animal. The relation begins with the man explaining how he met the axolotls by chance one spring day. According to the narrator, the lions and panthers from Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes, i.e., the zoo that belongs to the botanical gardens Jardin des Plantes, were his friends, but since the lions were ugly and sad and the panthers were asleep, he decides to go into the aquarium one particular…

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    What Does Axolotl Mean

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    Cortázar's short story, Axolotl, is about a man who becomes obsessed with axolotls, observes them, and becomes one of them. This story explores the ideas of change and transformation, consciousness, time, and passiveness. The protagonist makes observations that reflect the way he feels in his life, outside of the zoo. After a few days of observing the axolotls, the man expresses “that something infinitely lost and distant, kept pulling [them] together”(12). The man feels a connection with the…

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    Cortázar shows the death of the main character through the axolotls—through his transformation and relationship with them. When he finds these salamanders, he forms a bond with them. He visits them every day, becoming obsessed. His obsession seems to lie with “their immobility, their faint movements” (3). This immobility resembles the narrator; he spends hours at the aquarium, “glueing his face to the glass” (6). Even though he can leave, he can’t help but come back. The axolotls and his…

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    The two characteristics of magical realism that are presented in Julio Cortázar’s “Axolotl” that help the reader gain a deeper understanding of reality are time is not linear and supernatural and natural. First of all, the author uses time is not linear in order to represent that often times individuals only realize things when they are put in the exact situation. According to “Axolotl”, “I stayed watching them for an hour and left, unable to think of anything else.” By using the…

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    In the story Axolotl, “I” went the aquarium and accidentally fall in love with the axolotls. “I” found out that the axolotls are different from other species, and they have a pair of eyes that could see through darkness. “I” imagine myself as an axolotl, but also a human being. My body is trapped inside an axolotl; At the same time, “I” want to be free. “I” am looking for the eyes of axolotl so “I” could take a clear look at this world. The author expresses his emotions toward axolotls, he shows…

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    Animal Diversity Report: Comparison of the Nervous and Reproductive Systems of the Compass Jellyfish, Axolotl, Horseshoe Crab, and The Compass Jellyfish (Chrysaora hysoscella) - The Compass Jellyfish (Chrysaora hysoscella) is a species of jellyfish that can be found in cold and temperate waters near the continental shelf regions of the Irish and North Seas, the Mediterranean, and coastal regions of South Africa (Doyle et. al.). The Compass Jellyfish belongs to the Genus Chrysaora and the…

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    Literary Analysis of The Metamorphosis and Axolotl Franz Kafka’s novella The Metamorphosis and Julio Cortazar’s short story Axolotl are not only based off of the writers themselves; they also exhibit a plethora of similar themes and concepts, including absurdism, alienation, Marxism, and magic realism. Oftentimes in fictional literature, traces of emotions exhibited by characters and events that occur within the fictional work are heavily influenced by the writer’s own dilemmas. This parallel…

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    ZO3017-Gerhand Schlosser Student Name: Claudia Speight Student Id: 13402132 The role of Modularity is important in evolutionary development The role of modularity is important in the developmental repatterning in evolutionary development. Organisms are composed of modules which are units of elements. Developmental modules serve as building blocks for evolution. They can been seen in heterotopy, heterochrony, heterometry, loss of modules and redeployment of modules. Here we will see…

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