The subject of the English mastery of this paper is bubbles. Through different types of mediums, the chemical composition of a bubble will be discovered. This will be combined with the evaluation of a bubble as a metaphor for and ancient society and for me. For the chemical composition of the bubble the evidence has been found and put into the References portion of the master. The physical and symbolic metaphor of the bubble through history is also told in the References. The last comparison between the bubble and I was performed when observing them during English class. Chemical Composition and description
The molecular formula for the composition of a bubble is 2 CH3(CH2)16CO2-Na+ + Mg2+ —-> (CH3(CH2)16CO2-)Mg2+ + 2 Na+. This is the type of bubble that is made through soap. However, CH3(CH2)16CO2-Na+ + HCl —-> CH3(CH2)16CO2H + Na+ + Cl- is made when fats and proteins are boiled Therefore these bubbles are considered natural. There are many unique characteristics of a bubble. Bubbles are one of the few perfectly round occurrences in nature, also being translucent. Combined with a soapy structure, the weightlessness of the bubble allows it to float through the air. Although this weightlessness also forces the bubble to be very delicate and fragile and may pop with either a slight touch or even the wind. Almost like a snowflake, all bubbles are different. Some are large, small, delicate, is more durable, and some bubbles even connect to one another. Free Hand Drawing
Bubbles as a Metaphor for a Society
Bubbles are also useful tools for comparing the rise and fall of an ancient society. The ancient society that the bubble is being compared to is the ancient Roman Empire. In the beginning, much like the bubble, the Roman Empire began as a small “bubble” much like the civilizations at that time. Through combining the strength of the farmers and noble class the Roman Empire began to gain power. Through this unity, the Roman Empire began to exponentially gain military strength. Through this military strength, the Roman Empire gained more and more territory. Through the conquests of Alexander the Great and Marcus Arelius, the Roman Empire controlled territory from the Far East in Asia, all the way to Hadrian’s Wall in England.
However this proved to be a horrible mistake as the Roman Empire began to be stretched too thin. Much like the bubble, it was so large and thin it could not sustain its form and popped. This was accelerated in the Roman Empire by the cost in both money and food to sustain such a large empire.
A Bubble as a Metaphor for the Individual
When I compare myself to a bubble, I have to take into account the different types and characteristics of a bubble. Some bubbles float away by themselves, while others assimilate with others on the grass. Some bubbles are flexible, while some refuse to join with other bubbles. In my opinion it is hard to compare myself to just one bubble, because there are many different bubbles that express characteristics of different things.
I would compare myself to a normal bubble for many reasons. Firstly, my bubbles does mingle with others on the grass, but also equally enjoys spends time floating by itself. Secondly my bubble is transparent; I am an open book with everything on the surface. And finally I am a medium sized bubble because I have moments of growth and expression, and moments of regression. I am a bubble floating in the wind, controlling my direction and times, but not trying to force a path that is not suited for me. I am a leader but, I am not afraid to become a follower when the time arises. That is how I describe myself as a bubble.
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