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There is a force that drives man through life Mythologist Mircea Eliade tried to find that force when he came up with his theory of chaos turning to cosmos Eliade described chaos as imperfection disorder and disorganization and described cosmos as a state of perfection utopia and justice Thus chaos to cosmos can be described as the resolving of a problem or a situation Eliade used Creation either by God or by man as one example of the chaos to cosmos theory A historian as well Eliade claimed in addition that history tries to create cosmos by learning from its mistakes and driving onward This idea relates closely to Carl Jungs Golden Age archetype which tells of mans yearning for a better life This yearning causes man to drive onward in his life man revels at the prospect of a better life and a better world One way man tries to create a better world is by improving his personal life Other men such as philosophers try to make life better for all mankind Throughout life man embarks on a journey to self-understanding with hopes of making life better There are always skeptics who will believe that life is a series of unrelated events that end in unhappiness and confusion Simply put these people believe the exact opposite of Eliades theory which would be cosmos to chaos One example such people might use may be Nathaniel Hawthornes short story Rappacinis Daughter In this story the young Giovanni arrives in a small Italian village wealthy and intelligent His life could not be better as he lives at a house where people wait on him and he goes to school to enhance his knowledge Unfortunately he falls in love with the beautiful but mysterious Beatrice daughter of Dr Rappacini During their romance Giovanni discovers that Beatrice is a horrific experiment of her father and that she is poisonous However it is too late and
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