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  • Beowulf Oral Tradition

    of Beowulf is that it contains multiple stories within stories. The epic uses this style for a number of different reasons. One reason is that it follows the oral tradition. Another reason is it was the history of the time, a way to continue on the stories of these early civilizations and societies. The last and most important reason is that the overall function that these stories within stories serve, is the help the audience have a better understanding and a different…

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  • Essay On Greek Oral Tradition

    What is Greek oral tradition and myth? Greek oral tradition and myth are in relation to the Odyssey and play an important role in Greek culture. Centuries ago, before writing ever existed, stories were passed down from generation to generation orally. Epic poems in Greece were not originally written, but they were spoken and even sung. (Martini) The stories that survived through time after finally being written down by someone somehow are now myths that tell stories of mythical creatures or…

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  • Oral Tradition In Plato's Phaedrus

    Plato’s Phaedrus is a discussion between teacher and student. In the case of Phaedrus, it is a conversation between Phaedrus and Socrates, in this Phaedrus is the student and Socrates is the teacher. They discuss a wide variety of topics and the opinion of ‘Socrates’ comes out. The topics include the theories of which is better written tradition and oral tradition. The theories they discuss include the importance of oral tradition rather than written form. Socrates discusses the importance of…

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  • Elders Traditions

    in this class, I have learned about the traditions of ingenious people. The tradition that sticks out to me is that the Elders become the spiritual leaders of the community. Every person within the community looks to the Elders for advice, for culture, for wisdom. In this paper I will argue that Elders can help both aboriginal youth and others in a similar way, Elders have a way of bringing and keeping knowledge within communities. I think Elders could help by informing others of the traditions…

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  • Traditions And Small Town Values In The Lottery By Shirley Jackson

    Traditions and Small-Town Values Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” is a shocking tale of tradition and the horrifying results when are taken to the extreme. The author’s word choice, setting, and overall tone used in conveying the story sends a powerful message to the reader. The style and diction used by Jackson to create a familiar and comforting setting and tone in her tale of senseless violence both brings the violence of human nature closer to home and reveals the darker nature of tradition,…

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  • Childhood Traditional Myths Should Not Be Abolished

    back to fond memories as a child. Do visions of running down on Christmas morning to see what Santa brought you come to mind? Or do you remember finding a dollar under your pillow after the tooth fairy came to visit you? Childhood traditional myths should not be abolished. These traditions should not be stopped because they teach good morals to children, they keep families close, and they encourage children to believe. First, these fanatical characters teach good morals to children. According…

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  • Ffa Greed Research Paper

    “Proud traditions, sparking ambitions.” That was the saying for FFA this past year. While that 4-word phrase may seem just like a catchy phrase or a good theme to have, when we take a step back and examine those 4 words, we realize that it has been vivid throughout our history, in FFA, 4-H, agriculture, and throughout the world. People throughout our history, even though they may not realize it, have been running with this idea. This phrase has been summing up the actions of some of our greatest…

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  • Essay On Passive Observation

    Indigenous knowledge is a way of learning through non formal ways. This knowledge is almost never set in stone and is therefore passed by generations. In the hispanic culture for example there are traditions that include certain ways of speaking and events. Many of these events are still passed down today while others have shifted to fit the new modern society. Among one of these old traditions is the quinceanera. This is a coming of age ceremony where a 14 year old girl hosts a celebration of…

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  • Social Issues In The Lottery, By Shirley Jackson

    Fiction Essay: Social Issues In Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery,” a seemingly quiet peaceful village has a hidden dark side. Once a year, on the 27th of June, the entire town assembles to partake in the lottery, however, instead of winning a tremendous prize the ‘winner’ gets stoned to death. An old black box is the vessel that holds the townspeople fate, and after decades of use, it has become worn and shabby. Every year Mr. Summers tried to convince the townspeople to build a new box, yet…

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  • Social Media Vs Traditional Church

    Introduction It only takes one word to put most traditional church members on edge, that word is change. Rather this change is picking a different paint color or changing services times, this can begin a fight that most are not ready to fight. Therefore, it is important to establish the biblical reasoning behind the changes made within the church walls. One such concept is establishing the difference between church tradition and scripture. All to often these two concepts are considered one in…

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