The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep

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  • The Scorpio Races: An Analysis

    Maggie Stiefvater’s The Scorpio Races tells the story of countless trainers who race to convert majestic beasts of the ocean into mindless machines for entertainment and profit. To be more specific, the races are composed of catching and selling the horse-like beasts as soon as they mysteriously emerge from the sea. They’re then trained using tactics that cause them panic and pain, in attempt to break them of their own free will. These creatures are strong and fierce; far too powerful for a mere human to bond with as if it were a horse. They’re larger, stronger, faster, smarter, and much more bloodthirsty than typical horses. That’s why, despite the cruel training they endure, they’re still able to remain as wild as when they were first caught.…

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  • Bear Lake Monster Myths

    Above, a bright summer moon provided unlimited visibility. Suddenly, just a few feet offshore, the surface parted with a swelling roar of angry water as a serpentine head reared high, swaying from side to side and leering with great red eyes” (Moffet 3). Since Bear Lake Valley was developed, stories of the Bear Lake Monster have circulated campfires, fishing boats, and cabin living rooms. These stories bring communities together. The people of Bear Lake bond over stories of the monster because…

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  • Essay On Monty Python And The Holy Grail

    his privy thoughts and in his mind set inwardly to the queen as he was as seeming outward to God” (Malory 113). Though Arthur knows the affair is real, he challenges any knight who dares to speak of the affair, demonstrating the power of denial and what we are willing to sacrifice to protect an ideal or a person. Arthur’s pride is a warning to us all. The fact that the story of Arthur is left uncompleted allows the legend to remain timeless and applicable to future generations, as Arthur is not…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: Puttingneg City Library

    Cindy’s mother was the first woman mayor in Puttingneg. While we continued standing outside the library, James, the librarian's son, smirked and said, “Do you know about the Shadow Snatchers?” We all shook our heads. I had never heard of the Shadow Snatchers. “Well,” James said, “my grandfather used to tell me the story of a mystical legend of people called the "Shadow Snatchers before bedtime.” I was intrigued, so we urged James to tell us the story. The Shadow Snatchers were a…

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  • The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow Book And Movie Analysis

    So, there was added an episode with the cow in the forest, with the spoons in Van Tassel’s home, or Katrina’s story on the porch before Ichabod left. In return, it wasn’t shown how Ichabod Crane helped inhabitants of Sleepy Hollow: “He assisted the farmers occasionally in the lighter labors of their farms, helped to make hay, mended the fences, took the horses to water, drove the cows from pasture, and cut wood for the winter fire” (Baym 968). In the story Irving doesn’t tell us what was the…

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  • Short Story: The Wolf Bane Mountains

    rocks and gasped. Silhouetted against the sky, the rock-face had the unmistakable image of a wolf baying at the moon. “Is that the reason the Krador are called the Wolf Bane Mountains?” “Some of the reason. The rest is based on legend,” Riasean replied. Larah raised an eyebrow at him. “Are you not familiar with the story of the Wolf and the Moon?” “No,” she answered. “The Wolf God loved the Moon Goddess, but she would not marry him. The jealous Snake God convinced the Wolf God to leave the…

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  • All Hallows Eve: Traditional Holiday Traditions

    festivities by poor citizens, in which citizens would beg for food. In return, they would be given pastries called ‘Soul Cakes’ in return for their promise of prayers for the givers deceased relatives. This practice was referred to as ‘Going Souling’, which was finally taken up by children. Another old story tells how a father and son were throwing rocks at a black cat, the cat scurried away, injured, into a woman’s house. That woman was already suspected of witchcraft, and the next day the two…

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  • The Legend Of Abigail Queen Of Natroniea

    Abigail queen of Natroniea 1 Her name was Abigail queen of Natroniea. Her beauty is a legend among the people of her country. Her wisdom a marvel as well known as her compassion and love for the people of her kingdom. She was born in the natural way; however, Abigail’s appearance at the time of her birth was anything but ordinary. Her lips were flat and…

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  • Booker T. Washington: A Wholehearted Leader

    knowledge, and the unselfish heart in the determination aiding and bringing knowledge to his race, he had become a legend, a role model for every individual to follow to become better and stronger as well as to become useful for the community. Booker’s childhood experiences played an important role in shaping his exceptional personalities and in giving the motivation of changing the world. He had witnessed the miserable life of a slave although, as he stated, in his autobiography, that his…

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  • Role Of Slavery In Roman Empire

    In popular culture and many history books Rome is portrayed as the pinnacle of culture before our modern times. Roman achievements such as aqueducts, thermal spas, roads, and the use of concrete are often highlighted to show how advanced technologically Rome was. Think of the film Gladiator and its depiction of the advanced coliseum. But imagine if Rome had never fallen. Would modern society be more advanced today? Quite the contrary would be true. It is actually medieval technology and society…

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