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  • The Curse Of The Billy Goat

    Picture a world where the U.S. had only 45 states, where women could not vote, where the television and the radio did not exist. It is hard to imagine such a place, but it did exist. It existed 108 years ago when the Chicago Cubs last won the World Series (Cooper). Since then fans have looked near and far for an explanation as to why their beloved team could not win the World Championship. The most common and widely accepted cause for the Cubs’ failure is the Curse of the Billy Goat. Although the Chicago Cubs stunned America by breaking the Curse of the Billy Goat in 2016, it is still relevant because of its continued effect on the American public. In order to fully understand the Curse of the Billy Goat, the history of the Chicago Cubs…

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  • Hex In Modern Paganism

    The word Hex is one that has permeated much of common literature and culture often being seen as a word that detonates an evil spell or some sort of curse upon the recipient. Curse and hex are two words that are frequently misused or confused together within the context of Paganism. However, after researching the word hex, I have found that a hex spell isn't necessarily a spell designed with evil intent. What a hex essentially is revolves around manipulation of somebody else's will. This…

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  • Violets Point Of View Analysis

    3 days later After days had passed a cult showed up and cursed me for killing one of their own. My father didn’t die until late that night before yesterday and it caused him to miss his meeting last night. The curse said that I wouldn’t ever age and I would have to be isolated because, if I touch anyone, they would die a horrid and brutal death within the next 24 hours. I will forever be nine years old. One year later Today, I mentioned to Nate I am immortal; that I will never again…

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  • The Haw Branch Plantation: A Short Story

    of their family. “The reason the men in this family don’t live to see thirty is because of your ancestor Gibson McConnaughey. He took this necklace from a slave who turned out to be a witch doctor in her tribe.” she said. “Is there any way to stop it?” said James. There is only one way to lift the curse a male descendent of Gibson must return the necklace to the witch. “but the witch is dead do you mean her descendent?” Abidemi at that moment interrupted “My sister is alive and well.” James…

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  • Creative Writing: Elie Wiesel's Night

    hair, a cloak on her back. Prince Adam had opened the door, head of the house, Cogsworth, had been asleep after all. The woman croaked of needing shelter, offering a rose in return. Prince Adam refused. “A rose? That's not even payment enough for sleeping in the shed,” he dismissed her harshly, “Now go,” he commanded. But the woman did not budge. Instead her face contorted in repulsiveness. “Your heart is unkind, unmoving, and unloving,” she said, her body starting to transform in a whirlwind…

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  • Fate And Free Will In Sophocles 'Oedipus'

    fighting prophecy. In Sophocles’ play The Oedipus Cycle, he creates the dynamic character Oedipus showing that no one can run from prophecy. The beginning of the book consists of a prideful and heroic Oedipus. When Sophocles first introduces Oedipus the readers sees how his pride connects with his heroism. Sophocles shows this when Oedipus claims, “Poor children! You may be sure I know / All that you longed for in your coming here. / I know that you are deathly sick; and yet, / Sick as you…

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  • Curses: The Curse Of The Hope Diamond

    Curses have been terrifying humans for centuries. Death, injury, financial ruin, and other misfortunes have plagued “victims” of curses. However, there is one curse that has centuries of bloodshed and misfortune behind it: The curse of the Hope Diamond. Despite the fear of the superstitious and skeptics alike, the Hope Diamond is not cursed, and was not the cause of the unfortunate events that befell its owners. Most people agree that the Hope Diamond was plucked from an idol in a mine in India.…

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  • When Judge Pyncheon Analysis

    The events that befall the Pyncheon family after Colonel Pyncheon’s initial offence, though tragic, are not a result of a curse cast by a wizard. The events that befell them directly related to their own lust for wealth and prosperity and not to their ancestors. Each and every event was the direct result of each generation’s individual decisions. For example, When Judge Pyncheon framed Clifford for the murder of his Uncle; he executed it with the same greed that motivated Colonel Pyncheon to…

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  • Sakuntala And The Little Mermaid Comparison

    everything within and around she took time to care for, animals and even plants. She took time naming them and giving meaning which showed a strong connection. Ariel was in the sea and in the sea she was loved by all creatures not because she was the princess but because of how kind she was to them all. In the end being patient and humble they had help from outer forces that brought them back their love of their life. The Little Mermaid film was inspired to write for a younger audience. It was…

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  • Witch In Denmark

    girl, and she saw that manually killing her with no magic was the only option left. Because the girl could not speak, she couldn’t demand the witch to free the curse of the father. Luckily, the old lady informed the animals of the young woman’s curse and the witch’s promise in case if anything goes wrong. The three animals demanded that the witch help fulfill her promise. The witch said there was no kind of cure from the first place, that the king will forever look at the young woman as a…

    Words: 1834 - Pages: 7
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