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  • Ahead Of His Time Iliad And The Odyssey
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    "A hero is one who is born illegitimately, out of the fear of the prophecy of his future greatness, is abandoned by his father, is save by animals or others and raised by a lowly couple, fights wars, returns home triumphant, defeats his persecutors, frees his mother, becomes king, founds a city, and dies young (In Quest of the Hero vii). " Homer took this theory to heart in his writing the Odyssey. Homer was constantly using each one of these components and many of them can be seen in both the I...
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  • Synoptic Gospels Matthew Mark
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    In the beginning stood four men. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, the Synoptics of the Bible. Men with a vision, to conceive a living testimony of their Lord and Savior Jesus. But today many followers of Christ as well as scholars are skeptical about the origins of the Gospels and the true authors of the Bible. These witnesses all depict their own version of Christ. In each of the Gospels Christ acquires a new persona, one of a rebel, a rabbi, a chronicler, and a mystic. The theories, conspiracies...
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  • Toni Morrison The Bluest Eye And Sula
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    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 pamphlets, poems, and novels. Themes such as the quest for freedom, the nature of evil, and the powerful verses the powerless became the themes of African- American literatur...
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  • Roman Catholic Church Middle Ages
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    The Church was undoubtedly the greatest influence in medieval life, affecting not only the religious and moral codes of the period, but also the political and social climate, which in turn allowed the Church to flourish. The Christianity of the Middle Ages is a highly debated topic. Was it merely "a pragmatic religion, a matter of sensible insurance against the inevitability of death, fear of Hell and the penalties of Divine Judgement?" (Jones, p 6) Or did it truly provide its participants with ...
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  • Oral Tradition Late Antiquity
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    Erroneous beliefs and preconceived ideas are a lock on the door of the human mind; they have proven to be very effective in keeping the truth at bay. In the past, the belief systems of most people were acquired directly from their parents as they grew up. Countless generations clung to their inherited beliefs with great tenacity, vigorously promoting them as bequeathed truth. Yet in the vast majority of cases, the origin of these beliefs was not based on fact, but rather on supposition or hearsa...
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  • Beowulf Questioning The Accuracy Of Oral Tradition
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    Throughout history, storytellers, or bards, have used the oral method of passing legends from generation to generation. This procedure is called oral tradition and is a practice that is very subjective. Beowulf is a prime example of the conflict that occurs when stories are passed orally and the origin of this first piece of English literature is still being debated. The literature text refers to the Anglo-Saxons, as well as the Jutes, as being the first to tell the story of Beowulf, but there i...
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  • Back To Africa Bottom Of The Ocean
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    When I went to the performance of the Black Storytellers, I was surprised at how much fun it was. It was so interesting hearing the stories that were passed down from generation to generation through oral tradition. The people who put on this spectacular performance also do workshops and seminars to promote black storytelling in order to preserve African oral tradition. This is what they call their Mission Statement. The first part of the performance entailed a man playing a drum incredibly well...
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  • History Of The Sixteenth Century
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    Being a historian and researching popular culture in the sixteenth century is a task that is almost impossible to do with any measure of certainty. This is due to several reasons, mainly that two thirds of the peasant population was illiterate, which creates an enormous problem in terms of historical documentation of the time period. If there was any literature written on popular culture, it was done by people of a different social background, mainly the wealthy or dominant culture. Because of t...
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  • 16 Th Century Republic Of Ireland
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    Geography, Topography, and a Political Perspective There are four provinces in Ireland: Connacht (western Ireland), Munster (southern Ireland), Leinster (eastern Ireland), and Ulster (Northern Ireland). The Republic of Ireland is comprised of the provinces of Connacht, Munster, and Leinster; the province of Ulster is referred to as Northern Ireland and is under Britain's jurisdiction. Northern and Southern Ireland are differentiated not only by geographical differences, but also by political and...
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  • Native American Tribes Oral Traditions
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    1. How do the oral Traditions of the Native Americans relate to the oral traditions of the Greeks, the Judeo-Christian background, or another set of oral stories and traditions with which you are familiar? The oral traditions represent one of the oldest means of passing the cultural heritage to the posterity. Long before, the first tribes learnt how to inscribe and express their thoughts in writing, every tribe used language (oral communication) pass the news, messages and dangers to the people ...
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  • Atlantic Slave Trade Hip Hop
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    Hip hop music and culture, once considered an American phenomenon, exists throughout the world today. In each cultural area, hip hop artists filter American and other foreign hip hop styles through their own local musical, social, and linguistic practices, creating unique musical forms. In this paper I will attempt to evaluate the visual and audio characteristics that contribute to the culture of hip-hop and produce the image of the aforementioned style which encompasses a range of related activ...
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  • Visual And Audio Materials In Hip Hop Industry
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    Visual and Audio Materials in Hip-Hop Industry Hip hop music and culture, once considered an American phenomenon, exists throughout the world today. In each cultural area, hip hop artists filter American and other foreign hip hop styles through their own local musical, social, and linguistic practices, creating unique musical forms. In this paper I will attempt to evaluate the visual and audio characteristics that contribute to the culture of hip-hop and produce the image of the aforementioned s...
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  • Generation To Generation Oral Tradition
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    Definition Essay The origin of the word myth seems to be a myth in itself. Myths have generally originated from a Greek history that used an oral tradition to explain events that occurred before the written word. Often supernatural beings or fictitious characters were used to explain popular ideas concerning phenomena's of nature or the history of people. The myths that were carried on from generation to generation were often very imaginative in an attempt to spark the interest of young listener...
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  • Hip Hop Culture Hip Hop Music
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    Roughly fifteen years ago, the initial rumblings of rap music were emanating from the streets of New York City. Rap music is very much a product of its urbanized, literacy-based environment, as can be seen in the advanced technology necessary to produce the music. Although the connection between rap music and its modern roots is impossible to ignore, raps dependence upon high technology is often over-emphasized, eclipsing any opportunity to connect rap culture to a time before the world of turnt...
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  • Read And Write Iliad And The Odyssey
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    Homeric Poems: Oral or Written Tradition Homer. A name synonymous with Greek literature and poetry. Some call him the most famous and greatest poet of the Greek society. Known for his masterpieces of western literature the Iliad and the Odyssey, Homers poems have been passed down through generations and studied by many. But how did the translations, if they are, infact, the true Homeric poems, get to where they are today? Dating as far back as 1120 B. c. , the poems may have gone through a drama...
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  • Generation To Generation Oral Tradition
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    The Hopi and The Mande: A Comparative Cultural Analysis. Tradition is defined as a set of customs and beliefs that are largely stable through time, the passing down of elements of a culture from generation to generation, especially by oral communication. It is through tradition that the Hopi Indians of Northeast Arizona and the Mande people of West Africa have been able to survive as distinct cultures in this rapidly changing world. The art of oral tradition, or historical storytelling, has been...
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  • Oral Tradition Blues Songs
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    Stephen E. Henderson If the poet presents the blues through indirection in " Cabaret, " in " Memphis Blues" he presents them through the matrix of the oral tradition which helped to shape their growth. The poem partly draws upon the traditional notion of " preaching the blues" found in both music and oral literature, but significantly it is not a parody of the sermon but a brilliant exploration of the song-sermon form in which the blues are historically and formally...
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