The Makropulos Case Elina Makropulos is now 342 years old, thanks todrinking an elixir of life. She elects not to drink it again. Her unending life has become a state ofboredom, indifference, and coldness. She is joyless, unable to get be happy orexperience joy about anything in her life.
Conditions for Immortalityto Be Attractive to Us1. The person who lives forever should clearlyand identifiably be me.2. Looking forward, the state in which I surviveshould be adequately related to who I amnow that I want to survive to experience it.