In my comic strip there is a very sick man named

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In my comic strip, there is a very sick man named Robert who is told by his Doctor that he is dying due to a disease. Robert tries to comfort his devastated daughter, Sophie, by telling her that his soul will go to heaven because it is immortal. However, the Doctor interrupts with his opinion by stating that the soul dies when a person dies, which is similar to the beliefs of the philosopher, Aristotle. About a week later when Robert dies, his soul goes to heaven and is greeted by Jesus; a symbol of God. Nonetheless on Earth, Sophie and the Doctor express their thoughts of ‘the soul.’ Sophie is similar to her father, who both believe in the theory of Descartes; the soul lives after death, and cannot be affected by the laws of nature. However, the Doctor tries to convince Sophie that all living things have souls, but those souls die when the living things do. About a year later, the Doctor’s house is caught on fire with him inside; sadly he 4
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passes away! Sophie visits his grave and she hopes the Doctor’s soul died when he did because that is what he believed in/what he wanted. The moral of this comic strip is that there are different thoughts on what happens to the soul after death. Nobody knows which thought is the correct one; it all depends on what you choose to believe. Robert and his daughter Sophie had similar beliefs to those of Descartes; they symbolize many Christians who think there is a place called Heaven. Therefore, Robert’s soul after his death goes to Heaven. The Doctor’s opinion was based on Aristotle’s philosophies; they symbolize several Atheists who think the soul is dead when a living thing is dead. Thus, it is believed that the Doctor’s soul will die after his death along with his body. There are two different opinions presented in this comic strip to show that no one is certain of what actually does occur to the soul, but they do have their own thoughts and opinions often based on their religion. The concept of the soul could also be considered to be an idea similar to idealism, because there is no proof of what a soul actually is; it is an idea people formed in their minds. 4
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