Folklore

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  • The Importance Of Folklore

    Carine Kessie Prof: Van De Water English 2010-29 Response Essay Folklore is the form of expressive culture shared by a particular group of people. It includes the traditions common to that culture, subculture or group. These include oral traditions such as tales, proverbs, and jokes. They include material culture, ranging from traditional building styles to handmade toys common to the group. Folklore also includes customary lore, the forms and rituals of celebrations like Christmas and weddings, folk dances and initiation rites. Each one of these, either single or in combination, is considered a folklore artifact. Just as essential as the form, folklore also includes the transmission of these artifacts from one region to another or from one…

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  • Theme Of Folklore In A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Folklore is an important theme in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, shown by the fairies who are integral to the plot. There are various types of fairies that appear throughout the play, some of which fit in with the typical portrayals of fairies found in traditional folklore. Oberon and Titania are often found within traditional folklore as they are the King and Queen of the Fairies, and are very much portrayed as being quite powerful and in control as they are human sized rather than being…

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  • Common Themes Of Scandinavian Folklore

    Scandinavian Folklore Magical superstitious stories and whimsical creatures define Scandinavian folklore. Tales of great woe and triumph spread a sense of awe to its readers and envelop them with cultural significances. Scandinavian folklore has been passed down for generations with regional customs and superstitions filled with tales of magical and horrendous creatures. Various themes can be found through folklore. It’s themes range from magic, evil creatures, spirits, mischief, lessons, and…

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  • Native American Folklore: Legends, Myths, And Fairy Tales

    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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  • Cultural Legend Research Paper

    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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  • Shameless Character Analysis

    Folklore are beliefs and ideas that are constantly changing throughout television or any source of media because Shameless was created by Paul Abbott, it is a comedy-drama remake based on the British series. The show centers on a dysfunctional family which consists of six siblings of Chicago, Illinois who struggle with their alcoholic father and estranged mother. Although many reality television shows exist to follow standard entertainment, Shameless can be argued as a modern folklore. The show,…

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  • Morbach Monster Research Paper

    Fisherman and his Wife”. A fairytale is about magic and imaginary lands. German folklore has developed over many centuries, it shares many characteristics with Scandinavian folklore and English folklore. The values reflected in German culture lore are education, manners, punctuality, religion, history, and proverbs. Oral Tradition and Folklore The significance of oral tradition is information passed…

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  • Myths: The Relationship Between Religion And Mythology

    First, religion and mythology teach lessons that allow us to decipher what is right from wrong and how to conduct ourselves and not too. Overall, religion and mythology allow us to acquire knowledge and assurance, and in return, leads us to believe in something. Mythology, on the other hand, is known as a major component of religion. This is because saints are often allied religious past with their folklores, in addition to the rituals associated with their festivals. Therefore, as noted by…

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  • Beowulf: What's Your Fairytale?

    What’s Your Fairytale? Most children grow up with fantasies in their heads. They dream of obstacles and achieving that happily ever after. They also remember the ghost stories told to them around the campfire. However, what folklore they hear depends on the era and the child’s geological surroundings. For instance, in Japan many of the tales are based on the tradition of spirits in nature, both good and evil. I grew up on Disney’s versions of the Grimm Brothers Germanic fairytales, which…

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  • Kelpie Greek Mythology

    Mythology and Folklore have fascinated people and left them in awe for thousands of years. While sharing other similar qualities, a constant one is animals. Animals have not just been used in stories, but are used in real life to sometimes also represent a deity. When compared to Propp Theory, the animal usually is identified as a donor or helper, and often is the key to aiding the hero in their quest. Occasionally, the animal can also embody the villain and the hero as well. They are found in…

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