Essays Tagged: "legends"

History of The Marshall Islands

m 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 largecivilizations able to ...

(7 pages) 78 0 3.5 Oct/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

A comparison of Malory's Morte d' Arthur and Camelot

ic Hero for Modern TimesIn about 1470, Thomas Malory finished Morte d' Arthur, thefirst of the many legends written about King Arthur. Even in moderntimes, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Tab ... alistic tragedy. One cannot help but wonder about the partthat fate played in the society where the legends of King Arthur werecreated. Like Romeo and Juliet, written about 120 years after Morted' Art ...

(2 pages) 104 0 4.2 Jan/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

A Book Report on Willie Morris' Good Old Boy

ins experiences of the author's childhood in this small town.The story began by telling many of the legends of Yazoo City. One of these legends involved a woman who lived by the Yazoo river. She suppo ...

(3 pages) 37 0 2.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American


oth courted failure and scorned success.'(pg. 613, ACompanion to Melville Studies). How many famous legends in time have existed toknow no fame. How many remarkable artist have lived and died never re ...

(9 pages) 56 0 3.5 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Three Chinese Conributions to the States. Speaks ginseng, tea and acupuncture

isalso grown in North American, but the Asian variety is thought to be more valuable.There are many legends and superstitions surrounding ginseng. The Chinese havelong believed that the ginseng is a c ...

(2 pages) 69 0 4.7 Jan/1997

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Languge is a virus

s, such as different cultures, religions, historical times or just personal feelings.Folk tales and legends are stories that have been passed throughout generations and are being told in many parts of ...

(2 pages) 39 0 3.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies


ore of privateering, which has become a cherished, if often overlooked part of our shared heritage. Legends were forged during the battle for American independence, and these men were understandably g ...

(9 pages) 37 0 3.6 Dec/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science


ty that one of the boys would become chief of he Bedonkohe was very slim. His mother taught him the legends of his people; taught him the sun and sky, the moon and stars, the clouds and storms. She al ...

(6 pages) 64 0 5.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Venice's rising water problem

ld we be building so much on this island if we thought Venice was going to sink?"According to local legends the city was founded on March 25, 421, and floods have been one of Venice's oldest tradition ...

(2 pages) 57 0 3.9 Nov/2002

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays > Travel Descriptions

Vietnamese History

0000 BC, before the first history was recorded in writings, there had been already among people the legends and mythology about the origin of mankind and stories about the beginning of formation of Vi ... foreign aggressors, folk of betel and areca nuts, "banh chung banh day", watermelon ..... All these legends together can be regarded as a folk history comprising mythology characteristic as well as co ...

(19 pages) 126 0 3.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

To lie or to die, the choice of John Proctor in "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.

n. Authors, athletes, scientists, and politicians spent their years working to make themselves into legends. Others attain this goal with one simple act based upon their principles. In Arthur Miller's ...

(5 pages) 107 4 5.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This is a great story report on Saint valentine! I got a very good grade!!! Four Pages Long!

le is known about the life of Saint Valentine, though much is known about his death. There are many legends of Saint Valentine, his miracles and his death, his love and his final words, but nothing is ... e had was the prison guard's daughter. Being who she was she was allowed to talk to Valentine. Some legends say they fell in love, others say they we good friends. Nonetheless Valentine and the prison ...

(3 pages) 88 2 4.9 Jan/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

This is a pretty good story about the scary aspects of a house.

r town). It is about (how far or how long) out of (any town, your state). Our town is known for the legends that have been told by our elders in the neighborhood .The first scary aspect about our town ...

(1 pages) 67 2 2.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Description of the evolution of Romance literature and the use of heroism as a common theme

oly Grail, even though he did not get it he was taught a lesson in the process of searching for it. Legends such as these originated in the Middle Ages and set the standard for later Romance literatur ... n the same time period in which the other stories were written, but rather the modern era. As these legends were added to and further evolved, they had a story for almost any situation or circumstance ...

(2 pages) 57 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This is about The Odessy and Odysseus' 4 part plan

would be far greater than ever imaginable. He encountered Monsters, Gods, and many other Mythology legends. In the end he would lose everything he had but the dream of returning home to his son and w ...

(2 pages) 28 0 4.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Robin Hood: Fact or Fiction?

al fact, there could be some truth behind these tales. Robin Hood is one of England's most enduring legends, but the truth behind the myth has long been lost. Historians believe that Robin Hood existe ... een looked at as the hero who took from the rich to give to the poor. Throughout the medieval world legends told of monsters and dragons, of valiant knights and of maidens in distress, but why do thes ...

(6 pages) 106 1 4.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology


th theories involving everything from extraterrestrials (colonialism) to colossal animals (Iroquois legends), the debate of human origins may seem too extensive to handle. Yet despite this factor, onl ...

(4 pages) 104 0 3.4 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

An essay about the Apocalyptic visions in Beowulf.

In folktales, legends, mythology, and even the Bible, people are told stories about Hero's and their unimaginable ...

(8 pages) 45 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Book Report on THe Life of Chingis Khan written by Vladirmisv

der, Chingis-Khan.Mongols themselves possessed a historical literature consisting of traditions and legends, this would have constituted author's source but the greater parts of this history has been ...

(2 pages) 62 0 4.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The Origin of Count Dracula - analyzes the different theories developed after Bram Stoker's Dracula was released

hat drinking blood would prolong their lives and renew their vitality. Since that time period, many legends and folklore have developed about the characteristics of vampires, most of which originated ... at vampires could change into clouds of mist, in order to help them move around.The majority of the legends that Stoker used in writing Dracula originated in Hungary, mainly because one of Stoker's cl ...

(8 pages) 97 0 3.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature