The Alchemist (Johnson)

The Alchemist (Johnson): Metaphor Analysis

Metaphor Analysis The Philosopher’s Stone The main symbol in the play is the philosopher’s stone, the object of alchemy. Alchemy was supposedly a secret knowledge of transmutation or transforming one substance into another. The alchemist started with baser ingredients and through heating and changing in a furnace they became the “philosopher’s stone,” a powder that …

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