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    King Tut Curse

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    Imagine being grown up in a cursed family. A family where everything good is about to happen and something goes wrong because of that curse. Sooner or later the curse’s effect gets stronger and stronger; for the family is gets worse and worse. The only way to get rid of it is by removing the curse and passing it down to another family. Curses are an expression of harm to come to another person (Guiley). Curses have been astronomically been bought and sold throughout centuries. Curses are an enduring icon in both the literature and the folklore world because they are used for evil, power, and revenge. History of curses varies in different regions, cultures, religions and much more (Novus). Curses are practiced by many cultures (Guiley). A curse…

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    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.…

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    Hex In Modern Paganism

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    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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    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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    Brief Wondrous Life

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    The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is the tragic story of the young Oscar de Leon. As the author Junot Diaz puts it, “Our hero was not one of those Dominican cats everybody’s always going on about---he wasn’t no home-run hitter or a fly bachatero, not a playboy with a million hots on his jock.”(Diaz 11). Poor Oscar was just a pawn in this play between good and evil, light and dark, the fuku and the zafa. Oscar’s entire identity was the product of his family’s curse, destined to live a short,…

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    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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    Practical Magic

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    Movie Review: Practical Magic The story begins by involving a family that has had witches for 300 years and because of an ancient curse the husband’s will die with the signal of the death watch beetle serving as their advanced warning to avoid the heartbreak that comes with love. The film Practical Magic is based upon the book written by Alice Hoffman in 1995. The character Sally, played by Sandra Bullock, attempts to thwart the curse by casting a spell creating a man she feels does not exist,…

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    understands that if she goes outside she will be cursed forever, but she becomes obsessed with the idea. This curse causes her to be doomed either way. She will be miserable locked in the tower, but will die if she leaves. While the painting does not offer as much detail as the poem, it still illustrates how nineteenth century women did not have a lot of freedoms. In Waterhouse’s painting the boat has chains attached to it, which shows she does not have much freedom. The chains represent how…

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    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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    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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