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    A seemingly newborn superstition, the fear of Friday the 13th can find its origins in the 1800’s (Pappas, 2012). As most of Medieval England being under the Church 's rule, Friday was also considered to be an unlucky day as Jesus died on a Friday (Pappas, 2012). Similarly, 13 had a long history of being unlucky, with the 13th man at the Last Supper being the one to betray Jesus (Conradt, 2009). So then it 's easy to see how when the two are put together that it 's a real recipe for disaster to the people of the Middle Ages. Today, friggatriskaidekaphobia, or the fear of Friday the 13th is all to very real for some (Pappas, 2012). The Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in North Carolina report that about 17 million people fear Friday the 13th (Pappas, 2012). With an entire movie franchise named after the forbidden day, it is no doubt that the superstition still feeds off our fear. "If anything bad happens to you on Friday the 13th, the two will be forever associated in your mind," said Thomas Gilovich, a renowned psychologist currently located at Cornell University (Pappas, 2012). Just like Gilovich said, the bad will forever be associated with that day. While this was never my personal experience, it is still something that has affected me and my life. It was said to me that my parents were married on a Friday the 13th. While they stayed together for some time, it…

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    In the National Geographic, there was an article by Jaclyn Skurie, called Superstitious Numbers Around the World. She tells the reader about five numbers from different countries that are presumably unlucky. In China, they believe the number 4 is unlucky because fours pronunciation is similar to their word for death. To which, many buildings skip a fourth floor. In Japan the number 9 sounds like the word for torture or suffering. While in Afghanistan, they say the number 39 translates into…

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    Country dance costumes are perfect for many occasions. Amazon has costumes for adults and children who enjoy country dancing, or just want to look like they do. Our large selection and low prices let almost anyone who wants to get in on the stunning country music style of dress to add an entire costume, or just individual pieces to their wardrobe. Country dancing outfits are adorable for the little one who dreams of being a cowgirl, or cowboy. These outfits can be worn for dress-up fun during…

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    characters within the story. It provides a sense of confusion as we look through an alternate lens that is not our own in order to view the occurring violence and point of views of which the movie attempts to portray. In the movies we have watched in the past week, I believe that the first-person camera work not only brings out these ideas but also presents the idea that horror movies can display a distorted reality where known and normal rules are either presented as extremes or are removed.…

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    Happy Friday the 13th! Oh, wait maybe not... Friday the 13th has been stereo typically known as one of the most unlucky days. This has been a stigma believed for decades and is actually known to be a day people try to avoid. But where did this idea of Friday the 13th come from? Who decided it to be the most unlucky day of the year? There isn't a clear answer to this question so today we're breaking down all the myths that made Friday the 13th the scariest day of the year for some. The Last…

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    Violence is Entertainment Most people who think of the slasher film, think of terrible acting, terrible plots, with terrible characters, that are made for consumption by gullible teenagers. In fact, these films, often referred to by the derogatory term, slasher flicks, are never taken quite seriously. There are only two reviews on Roger Ebert’s website for Friday the 13th. From a total of 12 films released in the franchise, featuring mass murdering shenanigans, he reviews two of them. He…

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    It was a normal Friday morning. The air was crisp and chilly. I met my friends on the way down the stairwell of my apartment building, and we had a conversation about the date. It was Friday the 13th. They told me that there was a movie called Friday the 13th, and that the day was bad luck. I laughed and joked about it until we got to school. Everything was normal until it was time for recess when it took an unexpected turn for the worst. I was playing basketball with my friends when I got…

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    Black Friday, a time of the year when everything is on sale and almost everyone is in mood of shopping. It is the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States. During Black Friday, the retail stores come up with many giant sales promotions and door-buster sales events. For most of the people the main attractions on Black Friday are the discounts on electronic goods and appliances. Other than that, people buy almost everything just because it’s Black Friday. They think that if it is…

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    The decision I made to not shop on the most shopped on day in the US, was an interesting one. I’ve always thought Black Friday was something that shouldn’t be as advertised as it is, I went only one year and after that I have never went again. It had nothing to do with Black Friday itself. But, waiting in long lines for something that is probably going to be on sale again isn’t something that I find enjoyable. Now, since they also start Black Friday on Thanksgiving, it makes me not want to do it…

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    Dream of the Rood allows the audience to remember the story of the crucifixion and how it made them feel. The emphasis is on the cross and the loyalty is gives to Christ. To connect with his audience, the narrator breaks his dream into three parts. To get the full effect, we must remember how the story of the crucifixion made us feel. Dream of the Rood is similar to Christian George Stevens’ The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) because both show commitment to the cross. The GSET takes the most…

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