Essays Tagged: "Folklore"

Hamlet's Treatment of Ophelia and Gertrude

Modern folklore suggests women look at a man's relationship with his mother to predicthow they will treat o ...

(6 pages) 293 1 3.5 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Hamlet

History of The Marshall Islands

ded down from generationto generation in the form of songs, and we can also get some facts from the folklore andlegends. One thing that they do know is that powerful chiefs ruled these largecivilizati ...

(7 pages) 78 0 3.5 Oct/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Symbolism has long been a tool of the storyteller, finding its origins in the folklore of our earliest civilizations. In more recent years, however, symbolism has taken on a new ...

(3 pages) 111 0 3.8 Apr/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Languge is a virus

inally written as local tales, pass the boundaries of their localities and become absorbed into the folklore of other religions and countries through publication in other languages. In many cases they ...

(2 pages) 39 0 3.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

The Reign of Terror and the French Revolution

eded them, and many who will proceed them have done the impossible, rewriting history. From trivial folklore, such as George Washington chopping down a cherry tree, to the incredibly wrong, the Africa ...

(18 pages) 316 2 3.4 Jan/1997

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > The French Revolution


r' conjures a romantic image in the minds of most Americans. Tales of battle and bounty pervade the folklore of privateering, which has become a cherished, if often overlooked part of our shared herit ...

(9 pages) 37 0 3.6 Dec/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

"A Discussion On Earthquakes"

before there were scientific theories for the cause of earthquakes, people around the world created folklore to explain them. Until recent times, science has not had a complete understanding of how ea ...

(5 pages) 138 1 4.3 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Ecstacy; A large proportion of young people, especially in Britain,are regular users of the drug Ecstasy,Adam,X or MDMA for a simple reason: it provides ....ect.

t the majority of first-time users have no access toreliable information about the drug and rely on folklore forguidance, while little serious attention is paid to the potential uses and benefits of M ... me to light was in 1953 when the US army tested a number of drugsfor military applications - again, folklore says it was tried as atruth drug but there is no evidence for this.MDMA was patented as lon ...

(10 pages) 221 10 4.8 Jan/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Monkey: A Folk Novel of China book review

his novel, one would recognize its superior structure in incorporating Buddhist values in a tale of folklore and adventure that allowed this novel to be popular to survive generations and to be transl ...

(4 pages) 120 0 4.4 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Robin Hood: Fact or Fiction?

controversial figure of historical research and information. Even though the national hero is more folklore than proven historical fact, there could be some truth behind these tales. Robin Hood is on ...

(6 pages) 106 1 4.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

This essay talks about how fairies help people to explain the unexplainable and how plays help bring fairies to life using a "Midsummer Night's Dream"

tural and in doing this and are plays are the door that opens the human mind to this possibility.In folklore, fairies are believed to be mythical creatures in human form with the power of magic and en ...

(8 pages) 126 4 4.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > A Midsummer Night's Dream

Southwest Airlines.

major short-haul, low-fare, high frequency, point-to-point carrier.Southwest was conceived in 1967, folklore says it all happened on a napkin. Rollin King, a client of Kelleher, then a lawyer had an i ...

(15 pages) 1177 3 4.9 May/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

History on Monogamy/

IntroductionIs the belief that monogamy is a natural thing just a folklore. The practice of monogamy where a couple pair bonds to raise their offspring is in many cas ... vidence of romantic love in 88 percent of them. People sang love songs. Individuals eloped. And the folklore of many societies portrayed romantic entanglements." (Fisher 103) Romance gives a partner a ...

(5 pages) 62 0 4.3 May/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Beowulf - Its roots in Christianity and Paganism.

former faith. The Anglo-Saxons were no different. The Christian influences were combined with early folklore and heroic legends of German tribes. We now try to look at whether or not Christian and bib ... ed monsters into a conflict between the powers of good and evil. These battles are examples of epic folklore during pagan times.Also, in the poem Beowulf partakes in many non-Christian deeds. He drink ...

(5 pages) 146 0 4.2 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Loch Ness Monster: Fact or Fiction?

nd haggis. Located at the northernmost tip of Great Britain, it has a history rich in tradition and folklore. It is also the home of the largest lake in the United Kingdom. Loch Ness Lake is nearly 23 ...

(5 pages) 99 3 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Alternative

A brief biography dating the major events in the life of Alexander the Great.

his speech, I hope to display to you most of his feats and battles, as well as the vast quantity of folklore that surrounds his life.Alexander, was born on or around July 20, 356 BCE, in Pella. The ex ...

(4 pages) 48 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Urban Legends.

emerge mysteriously and spread spontaneously in varying forms. This popular form of storytelling or folklore usually contains elements of horror and or humor and tries to relay a moral or message. The ...

(4 pages) 93 2 3.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

The life of buddha.

FolkloreThe Life of Buddha by K.E. SullivanMy short story was "The Life of Buddha" by K.E. Sullivan. ... t variations shaped by memory, immediate need or purpose, and degree of individual talent. The word folklore was coined in 1846 by the English antiquary William John Thoms to replace the term popular ... o more births. This was and now is the philosophy of the Buddha.Folklorists today also realize that folklore is not restricted to rural communities but may commonly be found in cities, and that, rathe ...

(3 pages) 43 0 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Colorful Metaphor is a Critical Thinking paper.

during my experiences within the Special Operations field. Time after time we hear metaphors and/or folklore to help us put in perspective things which are not explainable. We shall set out on a quest ...

(2 pages) 398 0 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Faith in religion solves Hansel & Gretel's problem.

l be the being that will bring hope.Question: How is God represented as a helper in this children's folklore?T.S. 1: When times are desperate, the first thing that a person would do is to first ask fo ...

(3 pages) 38 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith