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Fantastic Elements of Saint George and The Dragon - Fantastic Elements of Saint George and The Dragon        Margaret Hodges adapted "Saint George and The Dragon" from its original work that was written by Edmund Spencer. "Saint George and The Dragon" is a short story that was published in 1984. Margaret Hodges, who adapted this fantastic literature, is from North America. " Saint George and The Dragon" shows many characteristic of Magical Realism; however, it is Fantastic Literature.   "Saint George and The Dragon" is similar to Magical Realism because the characters within the story treat the events as a normal occurrence....   [tags: Saint George and The Dragon]
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Saint George and the Dragon as Fantastic Literature - Saint George and the Dragon as Fantastic Literature       Set "in the days when monsters and giants and fairy folk lived," Margaret Hodges' tale Saint George and the Dragon brings to the world of children Edmund Spenser's classic Faerie Queene. Retold in children's format in 1984, Saint George and the Dragon is based upon Spenser's English legend of the sixteenth century. Through examination of the characteristics that describe fantastic and magical realist literature, a more concise understanding of magical realism can be obtained....   [tags: Saint George and the Dragon Essays]
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The Reluctant Dragon - The Reluctant Dragon GRADE LEVEL: This is a relatively short book and would be good for third or forth graders or for someone at an intermediate reading level. This packet will be designed for third graders. SYNOPSIS: The setting of this book takes place in medieval times in a small English village. It's about a boy, his mother and father, a dragon, a dragon slayer, and the people of the village. It all begins when the father of the boy discovers a dragon in a cave in the countryside. The father tells the boy and the boy proceeds to go and find the dragon....   [tags: Book Report Dragon Essays Children's Books] 1006 words
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St. George - St. George Saint George is both man and myth. He is considered “The Great Martyr” by the Greek Orthodox Church. He, in fact, did exist, and his chivalric character led to the allegorical fable of his slaying of the great dragon. There are no known birth or death dates for Saint George, but it is known that he was born in Cappadocia in Asia Minor, which is now Turkey, into a Christian family of noble lineage. In Asia Minor, it was the reign of Emperor Diocletian, who, in 302 AD, took it upon himself to persecute the believers of Christianity....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Symbols and Composition of the Statue Saint George by Donatello - Saint George is a statue that was sculpted by Donatello in the prime of his career. From top to bottom, this realistic statue displays a sort of defiance towards his enemies and a sense of pride in his country. This begins with his expression of pride and inner turmoil on his face and ends with the wide stance of his feet, a mighty shield in-between. Even the platform he is standing on and the composition of his body help contribute to the strength of this realistic soldier of a man. Everything from his mighty arms to the cloak he wears on his back act as a shield to the enemies of whomever building or town this sits by....   [tags: hope, marble, soldier]
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Biography of Saint Francis of Assissi - Biography of Saint Francis of Assissi 1. Birth Saint Francis was born Giovanni Bernadone in either 1181 or 1182 in the Italian hill town of Assisi. His parents, Pietro and Pica, were members of the rather well-to-do merchant class of the town. Pioetro Bernadone was away in France when his son was born. On his return, he had the boy's name changed from Giovanni to Franceso (“The Little Frenchman”-perhaps a tribute to France, a country he loved and from which his wife's family came). Saint Francis of Assisi, was born in 1182, more probably in the latter year....   [tags: Saint Francis Italy Religion Essays] 3708 words
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Mother Teresa: The Saint of Calcutta - ... The Government ACt of 1935 and Constituent Assembly Debates from 1947 to 1950, added a dimension to the ideas about the environment. The assembly debates focused on which of the two governments would administer to what areas of economy and society. The federal government really favored the management of land and other aspects of of human development and only some areas considered central admission. Today, the effects in history since independence can be seen (Environment, Law, and Democracy in India 1,2)....   [tags: smile, saint, teaching, fame, charity] 2232 words
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Dragons and Modern Literature: The Lore of Old Reincarnated - The Lore of Old Reincarnated as a Number One Bestseller What is the first thing many people think of when they hear the word “dragon?” Most Americans and Europeans probably envision a huge scaly green beast, one that sits on a hoard of golden treasures and breathes fire. Asians are more likely to think of a benevolent snakelike creature, one that controls rains and rivers. And some people will think of the dragons in movies, or in books, which come in innumerable shapes, sizes, and dispositions....   [tags: folklore, Fire breathing, ferocious ]
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The Golden Age of Sail in Saint John - ... Though, it brought the city together as everyone was required to work together to re-build what they had all collectively lost. In one short year they were able to re-build approximately 1300 buildings , in an effort to recreate the Golden Age Port of Saint John. Although the region’s industries varied regionally, a similar pattern of decline took place. The decline is notable given the considerable success beforehand as it was “a price paid for this last bold initiative, for the shaping fleets of Atlantic Canada declined, at least in part, because of factors in international trade over which the entrepreneurs of the region had no control over.” Saint John and its city’s economy of “woo...   [tags: Great Fire of Saint John] 1059 words
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St. Teresa of Avila: The Unperfect Saint - Contrary to common belief, saints are not perfect. Saints simply seek Christ more than anyone else. Saints understood the need for Christ in their own lives through their own experiences. St. Teresa of Avila did not live a perfect life, although she strived to after her conversion. St. Teresa, after living in the world, realized her desperate need for a personal relationship with God, but by no means was she perfect. Teresa Sánchez Cepeda Davila y Ahumada lived in Avila, Spain where she was born in 1515 and lived during the Reformation until her death at age 67....   [tags: Saint, Religion, Biogrpahy]
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Marina Warner's The Dragon Empress - Marina Warner's The Dragon Empress At the age of sixteen, the beautiful and elegant T’zu-hsi entered the Forbidden City in Peking. The daunting walls, enormous buildings and massive pillars loomed around her as she walked deeper and deeper into its confines. She entered the palace as a timid young girl, but it was from within these walls that she would keep her claws around all of China. Marina Warner describes the life of this ruthless enchantress in The Dragon Empress, an essential read for understanding Chinese culture during the 18th and early 19th centuries....   [tags: Marina Warner The Dragon Empress]
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Red Dragon by Thomas Harris - Red Dragon by Thomas Harris The novel Red Dragon by author Thomas Harris has 454 pages and I have divided them into 4 sections. The first section of this book will be 113 pages long and consist of exactly 10 chapters....   [tags: Harris Red Dragon] 1713 words
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Saint Alphonsa Muttahupadathu - ... I prayed all that night... then an idea came to me. If my body were a little disfigured no one would want me. ... O, how I suffered. I offered all for my great intention.” Even after this horrific incident, some suitors were interested in Alphonsa. She describes this experience in a few brief sentences “O, the vocation which I received. A gift of my good God!.... God saw the pain of my soul in those days. God distanced the difficulties and established me in this religious state". St. Alphonsa was a dedicated Catholic and eventually became the first saint of India....   [tags: saint project, Travancore, India]
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Dragon-Chinese Culture - Dragon-Chinese culture Name Date According to the Chinese culture, the drugs are considered to be legends, which helped the society during the hard times, for example times of war against enemies. According to the Chinese mythology, dragons were creatures with four legs, whose bodies were covered with scales. According to the beliefs of the Chinese people, dragons had power over nature, and as a result controlled natural phenomena such rainfall, floods and even the occurrence of hurricanes....   [tags: dog, dragon, symbol]
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Saint Barbara's Life - A beautiful woman, loved by her parents, apple of her father’s eye, and yet kept alone, one would not think this young lady would be connected to the powerful Air Defense Artillery, however, this young woman is the Patron Saint of the Air Defense Artillery. Her name is Barbara and she was executed long before her time, but when she died, a most extraordinary event occurred, to make her the center of the Air Defense Artillery. Upon her death, a lightning bolt came from the sky and killed her father as he was walking home....   [tags: biography, christianity, saint of artillery]
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Saint Clare of Assisi - A Saint is a person acknowledged as holy or virtuous and regarded in Christian faith as being in heaven after death. Saints are important to Catholics as they are role models and inspire young people who are a part of God’s Kingdom that have lived as Jesus taught. During their life, they have shown many virtues and have done many good deeds. They all have devoted their life to Christ and have performed many miracles. My Saint is Saint Clare Assisi. She became a saint as she devoted her life to Christ, did many good things for others, especially the poor, and performed many miracles....   [tags: Heaven After Death, Saint, Christian Faith]
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Sterling Seagrave's Dragon Lady - Empress Dowager Tzu His Exposed in Sterling Seagrave's Dragon Lady China’s great ancient empire has been the source of stories, fables, and fascination throughout the world for generations. The Asian culture has a long history of powerful leaders and ruthless battles making it one of the longest standing powers that the world has ever known. Yet, what took centuries to create was destroyed during the reign of a single ruler, plunging the country into chaos and confusion. The one who often is believed to have generated this collapse is the Empress Dowager Tzu His, the last Empress of China....   [tags: Sterling Seagrave Dragon Lady] 592 words
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The Story of Saint Catherine’s Prison - The Story of Saint Catherine’s Prison “Near Famagusta is another city called Salamis, set on the seashore, where there was once a noble and wealthy city. It is there that St. Catherine was born and her tomb remains still.” ~ German priest Ludolf von Suchen of Westphalia In the 12th century, the story of the beloved St. Catherine was brought to Europe by the Crusaders returning from their battles in the East. She was from a noble blood line of Roman emperors and her father was Constantine, King of Salamis....   [tags: Saint Catherine] 446 words
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Fast Track To Being A Saint - Fast Track To Being A Saint There is no waiting list to become a saint. Instant access, like the internet, is now available if one can prove a few miracles and get enough people to rally in ones' behalf to become a saint in less than a few years. On May 9, 2005, Pope Benedict read a letter in which "he asked the head of the Vatican Congregation, for the causes of saints, Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, to waive the five-year waiting period between the time of a person's death and when the process for beatification, a key step toward sainthood, can begin (Fisher and Goodstein1)....   [tags: Pope John Paul Saint] 1719 words
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How to Train your Dragon - In the film, How to Train Your Dragon, the Vikings are at war, fighting for their institutions and peace from their existential threat, the Dragons. The Vikings are in a society in which the institutions reflect their historical struggles and have shaped them to be close-minded to any peaceful interaction with Dragons. Thus, in How to Train Your Dragon, the institutions that the Vikings had, represented what Rousseau saw as being a society with a self-interest social contract of the majority. This causes estrangement between their civilization and the Dragons....   [tags: Film Review, Vikings] 1428 words
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An Analysis of Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw - An Analysis of Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw *No Works Cited Saint Joan is considered to be one of George Bernard Shaw's greatest works. The play deals with subject matter pertaining to events after the Death of Joan of Arc. In the play, Shaw avoids many problems identified by critics as prevalent in some of his other writing. Some have criticized Shaw, claiming that he tends to portray unrealistic archetypal characters, rather than well-rounded believable individuals....   [tags: Papers] 1166 words
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An Analysis of Wright’s Poem Saint Judas - An Analysis of Wright’s Poem Saint Judas       Upon reading the poem "Saint Judas" by James Wright, the reader quickly realizes that the poem deals with Judas Iscariot, one of Jesus' twelve apostles.  The author describes Judas as "going out to kill himself,"(line 1) when he sees a man being beaten by "a pack of hoodlums"(2).  Judas quickly runs to help the man, forgetting "how [his] day began"(4).  He leaves his rope behind and, ignoring the soldiers around him, runs to help.  Finally, he remembers the circumstances that surround his suicidal intentions and realizes that he is "banished from heaven"(9) and "without hope"(13)  He runs to the man anyway and holds him "for nothing in [his]...   [tags: Saint Judas]
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Saint Francis of Assisi - Saint Francis of Assisi (1182-10/4/1226) was born into a well-off family unit at Assisi, Italy, the son of a wealthy merchant named Pietro di Bernardone. Francis received little formal education and during his formative years. As an adolescent, he was all the rage, attractive, appealing and was mostly preoccupied in having fun; enjoying practical jokes and was usually the central source of entertainment of the party. Francis was brought up in luxury and cheerfulness. He spent a substantial segment of his possessions in wasteful pleasures....   [tags: History Biography Saint Italy Assisi] 1801 words
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The Truth About Dragons - Dragons and dinosaurs, myth and fact, real and story- how do you separate the truth from fiction. You have heard of Cowboys and Indians, but how about Cowboys and Dragons or a snake-eating dragon from Egypt. Could there be another Nessie. This paper will bring up some interesting and often contradictory theories about Dragons. Starting with the thoughts of Evolutionists, then historical references and Biblical commentaries about dragons. This paper will then give an amazingly descriptive account of the Biblical Leviathan and finally present the possibility that dragons/dinosaurs might not be extinct....   [tags: Dragon Essays]
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The Temple of Apollo at Didyma and Old Saint Peter’s Basilica - Many modern day Christian beliefs and practices were taken from early pagan practices. In fact, the sacred Greek Temple Of Apollo, Didyma (modern day Turkey) and the Christian Old Saint Peter’s Basilica on Vatican Hill, Rome were similar in history, religion, and intended function as a place of worship. The structural aspects of the two have few similarities, however, that is not to say that the pagan influence on the church building was nonexistent. The Temple of Apollo at Didyma was designed by two Greek architects, Paionios of Ephesos, and Dafhnis of Miletos....   [tags: Temple of Apollo at Didyma, religion, Old Saint Pe] 899 words
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The Incredible King George VI - England has seen observed monarchs and royalties throughout its history. Kings and Queens have rendered everything in their power to uplift the spirits of the English people through times of war and depression. King George VI is not necessarily the most illustrious of these kings, yet his story and background is certainly a compelling one. His family, military background, unexpected coronation, and his WWII involvement has influenced England far more than most will ever know. For years, monarchs have ruled and impacted England; however, perhaps none was as unprepared yet imperative for the country’s social and jingoistic development as King George VI....   [tags: King George VI]
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The Portrayal of Bertha in "The Lifted Veil" by George Eliot - The Lifted Veil is a novella written by George Eliot, which was originally published in 1859. The novella fits in well with the typical style of the Victorian era. However, George Eliot’s usual style was realistic, so when The Lifted Veil was written, it was the complete opposite of what was expected from her. The Lifted veil is a good example of horror fiction. It explores a wide variety of different themes, including extra sensory perception, foresight, insight, Victorian stereotypes, marriage and the Victorian ideals of womanhood....   [tags: George Eliot] 2198 words
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Beowulf and The Dragon - The name and story of Beowulf is acknowledged by many to be both a great read and story of the hardships and perils of the old Anglo-Saxon era. Just the name Beowulf sparks an interest and immediately brings to mind images of battles and war. Also, Beowulf is a good model example of leadership and bravery that can still be translated into good practices by today’s standards. The fact that the story has lasted over 1,200 years is a testament to the power it holds in enrapturing the mind and the lessons that the legend contains....   [tags: Epic Poems, Grendel, Anglo-Saxon] 917 words
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George Barker's Life and Accomplishments - George Barker was a famous England poet. A quote from one of his poems says it best. “She is a procession no one can follow after” is taken from “A Sonnet to My Mother.” This quote refers to how special George’s mother was to him as his poetry was to the England. George’s poetry was important to the world (Barker 2006). George Barker’s early life began in England. Barker was born on February 26, 1913. He was born in Essex, England. His mother was Irish, and his dad was English. George and his parents were poor and lived in an area of west London....   [tags: english literature, george barker, poetry]
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Man and Superman, by George Bernard Shaw - In the Man and Superman play George Bernard Shaw uses many ideas from the time to make one of the best romantic comedies of its time. In this Realism era playwrights would use many tactics to make their plays the most realistic. “All the plays have similar elements such as the trait that all plays shall seem like real people in real scenarios, secrets known to the audience but not other characters, and each individual act repeats the general action of the entire play.” (Hompage.smc.edu) These elements are easily seen in the play, with twists to them....   [tags: man and superman, , george bernard]
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Brainwashing of Constituents in George Orwell's "1984" - Eric Blair wrote the novel 1984 under the pseudonym George Orwell. The original title of 1984 was The Last Man in Europe, however, the title was changed for unknown purposes. It has been speculated that the change in title was done because it was a mere reversal of the last two digits of the year in which it was written. The novel was first received with conflicting acclamations and criticisms. Those who provided acclamation for the novel believed that it portrayed the impending possibility of the future and what it might bring....   [tags: George Orwell, 1984, government,] 3231 words
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George Orwell’s 1984 and the Internet - In the United States of America, over 85 percent of people use the internet more than once in a single day (Internet Society). Why is it that this sensation called the internet is becoming such a phenomenon. Simply because all the services that the internet has to offer, but how could this fantastic internet be composed of only positive services. Here’s what is kept in the dark. The internet, also known as cyberspace or interweb, has an impeccable memory. With this said, this means that the internet stores every piece of information ever logged in the depths of the web....   [tags: George Orwell, 1984]
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The Komodo Dragon - ... Komodo dragons have really good eyesight, however, they rely mainly on their sense of smell, which they do with their tongue. It does this by flicking its tongue out of its mouth, and by doing this is able to "taste" scent particles in the air. The tongue does not move freely in the mouth, but retracts into a sheath. Varanids are unique in the sense that they only use their tongues as a sensory organ for locating prey and as a socialization tool. The majority of Komodo dragons today live on Komodo National Park located on the Sunda Islands....   [tags: national park, amphibians] 916 words
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The Elements behind Saint David's Day - ... These erections were made in order to recognize St Non not just because she was the mother of Saint David but also because she was seen to represent the character of holiness and purity. It is believed that Saint Non spent a lot of her life celibate. She is thought to have started a convent which is where she resided. L- The ruins of St Non’s Chapel (Capel Non) R- St Non’s well There is less known about the life of St. David’s father in comparison to his mother. In many places, he is listed as Sant which is welsh for saint but many believe that this is not his real name....   [tags: UK's national saints, patron saints of Wales]
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The McDonaldization of Society by George Ritzer - McDonaldization is a term used by sociologist George Ritzer in his book The McDonaldization of Society (1993). It occurs when a culture possesses the characteristics of a fast-food restaurant. McDonaldization is a reconceptualization of rationalization, or moving from traditional to rational modes of thought, and scientific management. Where “Max Weber” used the model of the bureaucracy to represent the direction of this changing society, Ritzer sees the fast-food restaurant as having a more representative present-day model (Ritzer, 2004:553)....   [tags: society, culture, George Ritzer, McDonald´s ]
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Robert Rogers and the Raid on Saint Francis - Introduction During the French and Indian War (1754-1763), the French used Indian raids to attack British settlements all along the east coast. These efforts were successful in checking British colonial expansion. In response, Britain occupied forts in upstate New York with hopes that their conventional forces would inhibit Indian raids. These forts failed because they only controlled the area within musket range of their walls. The British turned to Robert Rogers and his rangers. The colonial rangers were inured to the deprivations of wilderness fighting....   [tags: attack, expansion, forts, war] 1749 words
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Government and Totalitarianism in "1984" by George Orwell - 1984 by George Orwell is a very interesting book that has the power to lure the reader for a long time. Its cold and in a way scary tone, makes the reader feel as if he/she are really experiencing the events in the book. This means that the use and manipulation of the words are done in a unique way. This of course is George Orwell’s individual style. The novel has a number of up’s and down’s making the reader always be on his toes. Additionally the book has a numerous amount of themes and symbols, which help convey the world and atmosphere to the reader....   [tags: 1984, George Orwell, Totalitarianism, government, ] 440 words
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Animal Farm by George Orwell - Animal Farm by George Orwell The story of Animal Farm takes place in a farmhouse, somewhere in England. The farm animals are property of the "cruel" and "evil" farmer Mr. Jones. Old Major, a wise pig, and one of the oldest animals on the farm, calls for a secret meeting to take place later at night. At the meeting, Old Major tells the animals about a dream he recently had. In his dream, he sees a revolution taking place against Mr. Jones, and the freedom of all animals. Old Major points out to the animals that the cause of their miserable existences is the tyranny of man, who is a lazy, useless creature who steals the fruits of the animals for his own advantage....   [tags: George Orwell] 1890 words
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How Saint Thomas Is the Best Saint - ... There are many rooms in my Father’s house. I wouldn’t tell you this, unless it was true. I am going there to prepare a place for each of you. After I have done this, I will come back and take you with me. Then we will be together. You know the way to where I’m going.’ Thomas said, ‘Lord we don’t even know where you are going. How will we know the way?’ I think Thomas is the guy who represents what all of us Christians are today. We always seem to question everything and have excitement to learn about our own faith....   [tags: disciple, jesus, miracles, missionary] 635 words
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Western Mythology: The Chinese Dragon - Throughout the old world, people had feared creatures with the body of a large lizard, snake-like eyes, large wings, and that can emit fire from their mouth. They was thought to be the embodiment of evil, greed, lust, violence, and the dark side of humanity. These mythical creatures are called dragons, but the dragon have a different reputation in the Eastern world. In China it was highly respected in the kingdom, a fairly common motif in eastern art for its heavenly related background. Unlike western mythology the dragon in Chinese legends is not considered as an evil creature, they do not bring death nor despair....   [tags: buddhist and chinese, emperor]
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Lizards and the Komodo Dragon - ... How good are the Komodos senses?The Komodo dragon cannot hear very well or run fast for a long time, so they rely on good eyesight and stealth to hunt ("20 (More) Strange and Exotic Endangered Species"). The Komodo dragon’s tongue can smell and taste ("Fun Facts about Komodo Dragons"). Dragons have an amazing sense of smell and use it to hone in on the corpses of their prey after it has died ("Fun Facts about Komodo Dragons"). They can smell up to 4 miles away (“Komodo Dragon Facts”). This website says that dragons have extraordinary eyesight; they can see as far away as 985 feet....   [tags: bufalos, reptile, indonesia] 1143 words
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Princess Gwen and the Dragon - ... “Oops,” said the dragon. “Next time, I promise you will get something in return.” Gwen returned to the castle with a scowl on her face. She was not happy about what the dragon did. A little later, she decided to forgive him and move on. One week later, the dragon flew up to her window again. “If you do not mind princess, I would like to build a nest in the forest over there, by the field. I know I did you wrong once, but I truly promise that I will not hurt anything or destroy the whole forest....   [tags: short story] 797 words
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