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Billy Budd

2. Billy's character is developed through an elaborate series of comparisons to the folklore tradition of the Handsome Sailor, Apollo, Hercules, Adam, the Peacemaker (Christ, the Prince of Peace). He is "welkin eyed," blonde, never seen at "the fiddler's green," and is referred to as "Baby Budd." What is Melville trying to create in this character? Why does he need so many . . . .

Slave Narrative and Black Autobiography - Richard Wright's "Black Boy" and James Weldon Johnson's Autobiography

1. Introduction.

The slave narrative maintains a unique station in modern literature. Unlike any other body of literature, it provides us with a first-hand account of institutional racially-motivated human bondage in an ostensibly democratic society. As a reflection on . . . .

Storytelling Review of Literature

For hundreds of years, stories have been used to teach children about morality and ethics. Indeed, many of the same myths, legends and fairy tales have been handed down from generation to generation, remaining largely intact.

However, these myths also contain hidden meanings that illuminate the cultural or historical aspects of their origin. . . . .

Literature; Ancient Greek Literature

The objective of this paper is to illustrate the relationship between ancient Greek burial or death rites, and ancient Greek literature. It has 6 sources.

Introduction

Ever since the existence of man as a relatively advanced and developed life form capable of understanding the essentiality of employing the naturally inherent mental . . . .

W.B. Yeats and Eavan Boland

While William Butler Yeats and Eavan Boland may be united by a common nationality and literary heritage, they are divided by almost a full century. Eavan Boland, as an Irish poet living after Yeats, has certainly been indebted to his influence. Ignoring such a debt would indeed be impossible, and Boland herself has even admitted to the importance of Yeats' . . . .

Music and Dance in Indian Films

In sheer quantity, INDIA produces more movies than any other country in the world-over 900 feature-length films in at least 16 languages, according to a recent industry survey. This productivity is explained by several factors: the size of the Indian audience, low literacy rates, the limited diffusion of television in India, and well-developed export . . . .

Marx, Myth, and the Making of a Man

Throughout time, the question that has nagged at the souls of men more than any other has nothing to do with how much money a person earns, or what place in the social strata of the day will be their final resting place. Our culture has based much of its existence on means to purchase an identity based on the size of a bank account, but this has not . . . .

World Mythology Through the Eyes of Joseph Campbell

This essay discusses a little part of world mythology as perceived through the eyes of Joseph Campbell. It also relates to his conceptualization of the myths associated with different geographical regions of the world. This uses 1 source in MLA form.

Essay:

Long has existed the phenomenon of myths and religions. Mythology . . . .

Romanticism: A disdain for the unities of form and the embrace of the unities of genre

The integral relationship between the visual and verbal genres of the Romantic period of letters is perhaps one of its most striking aspects. Poetry and painting in particular seemed to be fused in a homogenous blend of intense individualism, emphasis on naturalism, and a stress upon spontaneous human . . . .

Princess Diana and President Clinton

When taking some time to think about it, is easy to both compare and contrast Princess Diana and President Clinton. Both are (or indeed were) prominent political figures, hounded by the press. Both attempted at some point to promote an image of marital bliss when in fact the opposite was the case. In each case sexual indiscretion on the part of one . . . .

IRISH FOLKLORE

OUTLINE

1. ABSTRACT

II. INTRODUCTION & HISTORY

III. WARS AND HEROES

IV. FAIRIES

V. POPULAR CHARMS, WAYS AND TRADITIONS

VI. CONCLUSION

VII. BIBLIOGRAPHY

ABSTRACT

Irish culture is centered upon the folklore and myths that have been a significant part of Irish traditions and history. When it comes to folklore . . . .

Yeats justification of contemporary Irish Nationalism by creating a myth of the Irish past:

The use of magic, myth and folklore in the poetry of W.B. Yeats, specifically in his book "The Wanderings of Oisin and Other Poems."

Although the poetry of the Irish W. B. Yeats is largely known today for the writer's espousal of a spare, harsh modernism, in his early 20th century poetry, . . . .

Comparison Paper

Prior to presenting a response to the assignment question of comparing two well-known personalities who have, by their actions, become notable individuals this writer must first explain why a different direction has been opted for in this assignment. In doing so the written response will be somewhat lengthier than the initial assignment requested. With the advent of . . . .

J. R. R. Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings

I. INTRODUCTION

The Lord of the Rings forms a significant part of the substantial canon of works written by the English author and academic J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973) set in his invented world of Middle Earth. It consists of three volumes: The Fellowship of the Ring (1954), The Two Towers (1954), and The Return of the King (1955). For . . . .

Irish Studies

When attempting to explore early Irish cultures, we can discover much when we observe art and literature in conjunction with historical information. Historical facts only present a portion of the picture, while artifacts and literature fill in the gaps. Art from the Le Tène culture offers incredible insight into early Irish heritage because literacy was not widespread. . . . .

Personal Definition of the word "Hero"

Hero

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a hero is "a person, typically a man, who is admired for their courage or outstanding achievements, the chief male character in a book, play, or film, or (in mythology and folklore) a person of superhuman qualities. According to author John Ayto in his book Dictionary of Word Origins, the word . . . .

Indian Dance

Mask Dance in Indian Culture

Introduction

This paper is a quick information based report on the Indian culture's Mask Dance. The nation of India has a long history associated with dance as a form of communication and expression. It is often the case that dances are more than just a fusion of choreographic movements - dance in India represents a way of telling . . . .

New Testament and Western Culture

Christianity has its roots in the Middle East and is therefore technically not a "Western" religion. However, due to the infusion of Hellenistic Greek philosophy with New Testament theology, the religion spread northward and westward from its birthplace. Greek moral and political philosophies blended easily and within a few centuries totally redirected . . . .

Christianity and Paganism

At the core of the apparent attempt by Christianity to condemn the pagan belief in controlling nature is a relatively simple 'leap of faith.' That leap involved taking man out of the place of power, and putting an external force—the Christian God—in that place instead.

Some scholars have proposed that the difference lay in removing spiritual practice . . . .

Mythology and Folklore Assignment

2. This is an argument in favor of what Jay Mechling has to say about folklore, students, folklorists, mediating structures and megastructures.

Before discussing megastructures and mediating structures, the first thing Jay Mechling makes clear in his essay (p. 340, Folk Groups, Folklore Reader), and he is one-hundred percent accurate in his . . . .

Criticism essay

The role of fairy tales in popular culture and early childhood education is essential. Folklore had been used in educational purposes and in moral up-bringing of kids for centuries. Fairy tales may look too simple or primitive to modern reader, but nevertheless they contain folk wisdom which was collected and analyzed by generations. Folklore which was preserved in . . . .

Tchaikovsky and Romantic Period

Tchaikovsky

The artifacts which reveal the most about our society give us information not only about the culture in which it was created and the place the creator held within that society, but also show us a reflection of that culture through the eyes of the creator. Some of the greatest pieces of music are also the most valuable artifacts. . . . .

Mythological Analysis of Toni Morrison's novel, Beloved

Toni Morrison's novel, Beloved, captures the mythological essence of the African American culture through ancient folklore and superstition. The most dominant mythological figure in the novel is the character of Beloved, a ghost whose return is associated with the pain of slavery and death itself. Beloved, although only a spirit, . . . .

W.B. Yeats

Introduction

William Butler Yeats is one of the most acclaimed poets of the 20th Century. His works span a range of emotions and contexts. The purpose of this discussion is to investigate Yeats' passion along with his politics, his political changes, within the context of a select number of poems. Let us begin our discussion with a brief description of the poet and the . . . .

Buddhist Art

When looking at ancient Chinese art, and even art today, one can easily see the influence of the Buddhists after they arrived in this country during the Han Period of 200 B.C. Buddhism traveled from India to China, and it was transformed into something that could be readily incorporated into the local culture. In fact, the Buddhist influence increased to such a significant . . . .

Sublimation of the body in early Christian Thought: the philosophical precursors

1. Introduction

To understand the significance and the philosophical genealogy of sublimation of the body in Western thought and theology, it is important to survey the link between sublimation of the body and the earlier trajectories of spiritual development. The idea or concept of transcendent . . . .

Cosmetology

At the dawn of the century, the start of the 1900s ushered out the very end of the Victorian era. Known most for its political and revolutionary socio-cultural transformations, the Victorian era was also one of excess, superficial concentration, and popular culture. Hair was an integral part of the culture. "While women's hair, particularly when it is golden, has always been . . . .

Little Red Riding Hood"

Fairy tales often provide lessons for the children who read them. Those lessons can be overt or implicit. In the version cited here of "Little Red Riding Hood," both overt and implicit messages are present. The story points out a clear gender difference: little girls are warned about wolves, but not boys. Females are presented in a variety of ways as vulnerable. . . . .

ORIGIN OF SATAN

AN EXAMINATION ON THE ORIGIN OF SATAN

According to Elaine Pagels, the name of Satan was originally derived from the root word meaning "to oppose or to plot against" which basically refers to some type of adversary. In the Old Testament, three types of beings are described as opponents—first, as a human being, as in the book of Samuel, Chapter 19, verse 22; second . . . .

Hemingway, Eichmann, Stranger in A Strange Land, Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs Invasion" are some words to the song "We didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel talking about the 20th Century, particularly the year 1961.

The entire song mentions events that are important to our history and have laid the steps towards what we live as our present. "History does not exist for us until we dig it . . . .

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