Popular in Folklore in the United States
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Date Created: 09/29/15
Folk Legends Heroic Legends and Legends in Literature 0 Foundational Early literature often legendary Legendary culture heros and kings 0 At the border of history king Arthur shows up in history but they also make it like a fantasy with the sword in the stone added to it and fantasy 0 Gilgamesh evidence that there was an ancient king with this name but there is also a story of him being a god pretty much Beowolf o Quasihistoricalfigures 0 Elements of supernatural local personal legend and belief o Woven together into a longer tale The Iliad and Odysseus Folk Legend 0 Short Episodic Quasihistorical Heroic Literary Legend 0 Long elaborate Multiple episodes Quasihistorical Urban Legends 3784 Animal lives in a person s stomach Contamination a common theme of urban legend What are these reality factors in legends Verify a fact FOAFFriend of a friend in order to convince you that this legend really happened Theones Sexual Anxiety fear of contamination o Physicalmental moral anxiety Cautionary Tale don t buy diet pills because they have tape worms in them 0 Folk Explanation The Bosom Serpent How does Hawthorne use this item of folklore in his story 0 Guy who has a serpent in his chest after a falling out with his wife He ingested the serpent because his grandfather got into him and it was then just passed on o How did he come to ingest it 0 Look up o Is this an allegory 0 Does the serpent have something to do with the dude who swallowed it own aws He goes on to point out Serpents in people s chests as in their aws The narrator is the only one without a serpent and he is a sculpture because he may be focusing on something other than himself like his sculptures What is the antidote to such serpents o The wife comes back and he stops just thinking about himself
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