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Folklore Essay Examples

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The Importance of Folklore in the Society
There are several diverse functions of Folklore. Some of the most common include educating the young in socially expectable ways to act, or just as a temporary escape from reality. However, if Folk Tales are examined more closely, we find that many are used to pass down a cultures morals and values from one generation to th...
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Sir Walter Raleigh's Search for El Dorado
People have always been searching; constantly on the search for
something new, for something else. El Dorado was one of the most
important things to search for in the 1500's. In Europe, espacially, it
had a lot of popularity. This was due to the fact that at that time
Europe had been recently discovering the other half of t...
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Creative Short Story about Animals
Long ago in a forest lived a little fox with his family. His name was Milo and he enjoyed telling lies and tricking other animals. One day, Milo planned to make fun of his best friend Tendo. While they were playing, Milo ran faster and faster and hid behind a tree. Then, he cried for help,” I am trapped, I am trappe...
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Creative Creation Story
Long, long ago, not long after the land was created by the Great Gods, Moon and Sun were the best of friends, and they loved each other very much. They were never seen without each other, and it was always bright. As for the creatures living on the land below, Sun and Moon took no notice. If you were as large and as far aw...
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Unveiling the Underlying Meaning of Cinderella
Bettelheim and Tater each have different views about what “Cinderella” actually means. Although they each have different views of the tale, both authors go into detail about their own opinions. Bruno Bettelheim, an educator, a writer, and a child psychologist, believes that the overall theme of “Cinderella” is sibling rival...
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Supernatural Creatures - From Bedtime Folklore to Mainstream Obsession
There are many occurrences in this world that can simply not be explained by conventional means. For this reason, other explanations have been offered: spirits, demons, vampires and other such creatures have been blamed for years. People go missing, little kids are taken from their homes, yet no convictions are made, and no...
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A Paper on Marital Traditions and Superstitions
When it comes to planning a wedding, people have to worry not only about food, flowers, and what they wear, they also have to honor many traditions, even if they dont understand their origins or meanings. However, to not follow these traditions, understood or not, might mean bad luck for the marriage or, at the...
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An Analysis of Mt. Somma and Mt. Vesuvius
Volcanoes and its Associated Folklore Volcanoes tremble, rumble, explode, and rip themselves apart destroying acres of land, millions of homes and killing thousands of people. For centuries people around the world were powerless to understand the earth's convulsions and ability to cause such horrific destruction. Looki...
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An Analysis of the Purposes of Ukrainian-American Folklore
Purposes of Ukrainian-American Folklore The relatively large Ukrainian community in the United States has many traditions and customs, most of which stem from a feeling of Ukrainian nationalism. As Ukraine was being overtaken by Russia, Ukrainians were immigrating by the thousands to the US. Ukrainians moving to the n...
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An Analysis of the Film Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
A Mid Summer Night's Dream Film Analysis A Mid Summer Night's Dream Film Analysis "A Mid summer Night's Dream" is another entry into Shakespeare's recent rebirth on film. Michael Hoffman's film dose not stay true to the text, but he must take liberties to allow for this classic story to be entertaining to to...
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Fa Mulan: A Testament of a Woman's Grace and Strength
The first time I heard of Fa Mulan was at Sunday Chinese school when I was about ten years old. After learning about so many great men in Chinese history, like Confucius and Mencius, It was wonderful to learn about a heroic, courageous, and young Chinese woman. I was amazed at how Mulan was able to impersonate a man and fig...
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Folklore in Native American Culture
Native American Folklore Native American Folklore is inspired by nature. All the stories I read dealt with animals and the outdoors. In the stories the animals were given human qualities, which is not much different from our cultures folklore. These stories had depth they really meant something. Native Americans have diff...
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Culture of the Andean People of Lake Titicaca: Living Everyday Folklore
It is interesting to think that I know very little about my personal historic folklore. These are things I should be concerned with, but do not seem particularly important to me. Sure, I know a lot about current "Net lore" and the like, but what has happened to stories that are passed down from one generation to t...
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An Analysis of Folklore Stories
Throughout history, people from across the land and oceans have found that folklore and stories that they have shared have similarities that tie them together. Folklore enables readers to view the spiritual and material aspect of any different culture that can be transmitted orally or by observation. Most stories and folklo...
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An Analysis of Paul's Biggest Adventure in the Paul Bunyan Folklore
Paul was a great tall man who loved to eat pancakes. In fact he was so tall that when his was little his parents had to leave him in the forest because they were getting complaints from the neighbors. But Paul wasnt alone when he got older and was walking along the mountains and saw to big horns sticking out of the blue...
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An Analysis of Purpose of Ukrainian-American Folklore
Purposes of Ukrainian-American Folklore The relatively large Ukrainian community in the United States has many traditions and customs, most of which stem from a feeling of Ukrainian nationalism. As Ukraine was being overtaken by Russia, Ukrainians were immigrating by the thousands to the US. Ukrainians moving to the new w...
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An Analysis of Purpose of Ukrainian-American Folklore
Purposes of Ukrainian-American Folklore The relatively large Ukrainian community in the United States has many traditions and customs, most of which stem from a feeling of Ukrainian nationalism. As Ukraine was being overtaken by Russia, Ukrainians were immigrating by the thousands to the US. Ukrainians moving to the new w...
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The African-American Literature Through Africa-American Folklore
African- American folklore is arguably the basis for most African- American literature. In a country where as late as the 1860's there were laws prohibiting the teaching of slaves, it was necessary for the oral tradition to carry the values the group considered significant. Transition by the word of mouth took the place of...
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An Analysis of the Importance of Folklore and the Story of Poseidon and Amphitrite
According to Websters dictionary, folklore is the traditional customs, tales, sayings, or art forms preserved among a people. In addition, folklore of any society anywhere is the humanity of people; it unifies them and directs their wisdom towards the benefits of the human kind. Folklore also progresses as the society progr...
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An Analysis of the Vampiric Folklore Throughout the Ages in Eastern Europe
Vampires: Folklore Throughout the Ages What, exactly, is a vampire? (Thompson: Motif E 251. Vampire- Corpse which comes from grave at night and sucks blood). Does a vampire require a long black cape, fangs, and a mansion in Transylvania? Or can a vampire be any undead person roaming around somewhere between the grave and...
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A Study of Irish Folklore and Superstitions
Irish Folklore and Superstitions: Leprechaun, Banshee & Leprechaun's are short, aged, intoxicated, shoemakers, who are guardians of ancient treasure. Lepricans are normally dressed in pointed, or curled shoes and a green outfit. They avoid human contact for they have riches to offer a human once caught. The leprec...
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The Role of Discipline in Society and the Need for Punishment for Indiscipline
Discipline As Folklore
There is no need to argue whether discipline has a role in society. The types, severity, and appropriateness are debatable, but it surely serves a purpose. This applies on a global scale, with groups such as NATO and the UN, all the way down to individual households. The family unit acts as a training...
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Dinosaur, Dialect or Diety in The Leviathan and The Behemot
Leviathan And Behemot: Dinosaur, Dialect, Or Diety
The Leviathan and The Behemot: Dinosaur, Dialect, or Diety
From the Romans to the Greek to the Kush to the Egyptians, folklore has been handed down from generation to generation. In most cases this folklore transcends any one religion and carries over into the next. Much li...
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An Analysis of Paul Bunyan's Character in American Folklore
Paul Bunyan
Paul was a great tall man who loved to eat pancakes. In fact he was so tall that
when his was little his parents had to leave him in the forest because they were
getting complaints from the neighbors. But Paul wasn't alone when he got older
and was walking along the mountains and saw to big horns sticking out of...
446 words
1 page
A Description of Sir Gawain Who Existed in the Late Medieval England
Sir Gawain existed in late medieval England, where romance and folklore was prevalent, while Beowulf lived in the times when the Anglo-Saxon's migrated, hence the narrator's visions both differed from what they believed constituted a true hero.
"Beowulf" written as an epic poem, dictates the idea of a hero as some...
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