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    The stories of Beowulf and Grendel are very similar in many aspects. There is only one major difference. In Beowulf, we do not know what Grendel is thinking, like we do in Grendel. Both stories portray Beowulf and Grendel as monsters, but they are both actually misunderstood humans, not monsters. Being misunderstood is one of the hardest things to be. Life is too complicated, but “so it goes” (142). The monsters in Beowulf and Grendel are both presented the same way. In both stories, the monsters are seen as evil, and are the lowest of the low. No one human treats them with any decency. There is one major difference in the two stories. In Grendel, the reader can see what Grendel thinks and why he acts the way that he does. While in Beowulf, we do not understand what Grendel is thinking or why he acts the way that he does. “The monster’s hatred rose higher, But his power had gone. He twisted in pain, and the bleeding sinews deep in his shoulder snapped, muscle and bone split and broke. The battle was over, Beowulf had granted new glory” (814-819). Beowulf and Grendel are fighting to death, but the reader does not know what Grendel’s point of view is. The reader does not know why Grendel is making a certain move, or why he fights back, or why he doesn’t just leave. The monsters are both presented the same way as being mean and ferocious, but we understand why in Grendel, but not in Beowulf. Humans in Beowulf and Grendel treat each other horribly. Humans are greedy by nature…

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    Brazilian Cultural Folklore Research Brazilian folklore is filled with European,African and Native American legends.They practiced Catholicism and Protestantism.A legend is something you may believe is true. A myth is a story that can be told but it’s a false belief or idea.A fairytale is magical and imaginary story. The brazilian culture believed in lots of myths and fairytales.Brazilian culture favored myths more..They celebrated New Years every year.Some traditions included sports,parades…

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    Folklore is used in all different types of culture in many different ways. Australian folklore is mostly about the way of the aborigine’s. Folklore are stories passed down from older to newer generations it’s based on Myths, Legends, and Fairy Tales. Legends are based on historical facts, characters or events that have been embellished. Myths have supernatural beings or mythical creatures and are based on religion. Fairy Tales include imaginary creatures, sometimes magic, and has the theme of…

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    Kraken Myths

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    Legends, a mix of truth and fantasy that's passed down for many of years and will continue to be passed down for many more. We’ve all heard legends of mystic beast roaming in the sea such as the kraken. The kraken has always been a legend in our stories, but what if it wasn't just a legend? It is said that all legends have a hint of truth in them the legend of the kraken is no different. Over years of evidence such as gigantic tentacles being found and constant stories of sea captains our…

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    Jesse Robin Hood

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    This university paper written by Stephanie A. Coon provided a lot of useful and applicable information to develop my thesis. The main investigation of this paper was to find out whether the legend of Jesse James corresponded to the real man, or if his actions were twisted and ignored his actions in order to form this Southern Hero. The paper starts off with a song that has been passed down the generations of Americans about the mourning of Jesse’s death and the hatred of Robert Ford, his…

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    16th Century Myths and Folktales Folktales and myths have been told for centuries around the globe. In which 16th century folktale and myths are known the most in literature. 16th century folktale and myths impacted history through the several cases of witchcraft, influenced their way of romantic love, and their superstitious beliefs of explanation. There were many cases of witchcraft that appeared in the 16th century. Women accused of being a witch usually were known to be old and poor.…

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    Identity In The Alchemist

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    The concept of the “personal legend” is not a new one. It has been been bouncing around the collective human psyche, in one form or another, almost as long as human themselves have existed. It is the notion of destiny- of a person’s one true dream, passion, purpose or goal, the thing that provides a definitive pathway through what may otherwise seem a meandering and formless existence. In the novel The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, Santiago concludes that life is generous to those who pursue their…

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    Folklore is a collection of stories passed down from generation to generation that includes Legends, Myths, and Fairy Tales “Legends- a traditional story that is told over and over throughout several generations that is historic but sometimes unauthentic. Myths- a traditional story, that concerns the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events. Fairy Tales- a children's story that involves magical and…

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    these small themes help to develop the most important theme which is the centrality of personal legends or fate. the centrality of personal legends is about following your fate no matter what. in the alchemist their is a boy named santiago who has a reoccurring dream that his personal treasure is waiting for him in the pyramids of egypt. he, however, is a simple sheep shepherd and lives very far away in spain. he is comfortable with his life as a sheep shepherd as it provides him what he needs…

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    Legends, Myths, and Fairy Tales are an ideal art of every culture. Folklore tells the historic stories and background to every culture. Legends, the ancient tales of famous men and women who protect and serve their country doing famous deeds. Myths, historical humans or demi-gods who take down evil creatures to save the world. Fairy Tales, the stories every person knows are fiction but are told for children and young adults. Italian folklore is rich in history and the arts. Italian folklore uses…

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