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  • Pass On Urban Legends
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    To Believe or Not To Believe Modern Urban Legends Many people have heard the tale of the dotty grandmother who tried to dry off her damp poodle by placing it in the microwave oven. The dog exploded, sad to say the least, and Grandma has never been quite the same since. The story is not true; it is an urban legend, circulating by word of mouth since the 1970's (Brunvard, 108). Urban legends are popular stories alleged to be true and transmitted from person to person by oral or written communicati...
  • Urban Legend Like The Blind Man
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    A Sneaky Blind Man I feel as though an Urban Legend is a story passed on by each generation, mostly being false, but having some truth to it, said Phil Donohue. As a boy, his older brothers told him many stories, at the time he thought they were true because he trusted them, now looking back he sees that they were just urban legends. Urban legends are tales with morals in them and are passed along, and maintained through ignorance and assumptions by the audience without any scientific proof (Mor...
  • Known For Its Werewolf Legends
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    Werewolf Legends According to an ancient superstition a werewolf is a man who is transformed, or who transforms himself, into a wolf in nature and appearance. The werewolf, sometimes transformed under the influence of a full moon, roams about at night, devouring infants or corpses. Stories of such transformations are given in the works of several classical writers and the superstition was common throughout Europe in late medieval times, many men were accused and convicted of being werewolves. Th...
  • Problems With Humans And Giants
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    'How Mosquitoes Came To Be': The Giant Lives On Ben Daily Carolyn KremersEnglish 213-002 February 10, 1997 Every time I read the Tlingit Legend, 'How Mosquitoes Came To Be,' there are certain questions that come to mind about where the legend came from and who wrote it. The legend was first published in 1883 and later found by RichardErdoes, who included it in one of his publications, American Indian Myths and Legends. Why is the human race so selfish to think we can be the hunter and not the hu...
  • Urban Legends Turn
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    Joel Beckwith Febuary 13, 2001 Urban Legends In this paper I will explain exactly what an urban legend is, and give some examples of very popular ones that have been passed byword of mouth for decades across the United States. 1 ' An urban legend is a story that is so bizarre, horrifying, or unexplainable, that it makes something inside of us want to believe it. ' Urban Legends can have traced origins from other countries, universities, states, or people, that just decided to made up as incredib...
  • Origin Of The Four Legends Of Prometheus
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    Kafka's Perspective of the truth in Jim Naureckas's, "A Conspiracy of Dunces: Right-Wing Distortion Goes Mainstream". Kafka's viewpoint on the truth of Prometheus is of skepticism. The structure of the essay is simple and concise, as it discusses the four legends concerning Prometheus. There is an introductory sentence, which provides the thesis of the story. The introductory sentence ends with a colon, and lists the four legends in chronological order with each legend starting with "according t...
  • Difference Between A Legend And The Hero
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    "Legends Of Heroes" You always hear about the people who do wrong, hurt others, take advantage, rob and steal. But they are the minority. There are people considered heroes who are everyday real people who step up to the challenge and help others when they " re needed. You also always hear or once heard stories that contain a hero called legends. They are "legendary heroes". These two words are used together in the same subject but have very different meanings. A hero is someone who puts his own...
  • Different Titles For The Urban Legend
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    Don, t Look Back An urban legend is a type of folklore that is circulated by word of mouth, repeated in news stories, or distributed by email. They are also frequently recounted as having happened to a "friend of a friend". Some of the stories are slightly modified throughout the years and there are often variances in each telling of the stories. Even with the changes and modifications, an urban legend still remains the main idea and teaches a point. A lot of urban legends are false, as in the s...
  • Organic Connection Between Irish And Arthurian Legend
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    A HISTORIOGRAPHY OF ROGER SHERMAN LOOMIS The tales of the Arthurian legend are some of the most popular from medieval times, and the reason for this is primarily due to their fabulous nature. In them are the exploits of heroes and the machinations of villains, the workings of sorcerers and the existence of magical objects. They embody the noble themes of chivalry and sacrifice, as well as those of revenge and evil. Action, violence, and sex are all included, and as shall be seen, there are many ...

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