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    Battling Yourself

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    An old Norwegian folk tale once told the story of a queen who, because she couldn’t have children, looked to an old hag for wisdom and magic to help grant her wish. The woman agrees, telling the queen that she must place two cups face down in her garden before going to bed. When she wakes up the next morning, a white flower should be growing under one and a red flower under the other. Depending on which one the queen decides to eat, she could either have a son or a daughter. However, the old woman

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    woman becomes a witch by setting up a pact with the devil. In past, as well as nowadays, people have different reactions to the word ‘witch’, but it rarely assigns with something nice and good .In most cases people appoint such words as ‘spooky, old hags, taboo, superstitions, fear’ to witches. People don’t tend to declare themselves witches often. It is interesting to get to know where the word ‘witch’ comes from. In different parts of the world the roots of the word are diverse, but all the meanings

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    Raskolnikov commits a murder and a failed robbery in the story.  His journey in overcoming his ego can be seen through his initial crime, denial of failure, and acceptance of mistakes. Raskolnikov commits his initial crime out of arrogance.  "The old hag is nothing.... I killed not a human being," he says. (245)  Raskolnikov feels that he has justification for killing the pawn broker.  He thinks that the woman has no reason to live.  He believes that the woman is less than a human, and that he is

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    consistent between The Wife of Bath's prologue and her tale.  The most apparent similarities that clearly depict the comparison between the prologue and the tale are dominance of both women over their husbands, the duplication of appearance between the old hag and Dame Alice and finally the reality is that the fifth husband and the knight are very alike in personality.  Although there are some contrasts amid the prologue and the tale, the resemblance far outweigh them. To commence, The Wife of Bath, Dame

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    The Wife of Bath’s Tale In the magical days when England was ruled by King Arthur, a young Knight was riding home when he saw a beautiful young maiden walking all alone in the woods and raped her. T     his outrageous act created a great stir and King Arthur was petitioned for justice. The Knight was condemned to death according to the law and would have been beheaded if the queen had not mediated on his behalf. After many pleas for mercy King Arthur finally told the queen to decide the Knight’s

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    Chaucers Canterbury Tales

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    for the time period Chaucer wrote it in because he Wife of Bath is also like the queen. She likes to have the money and riches and the queen is what she wants to be a woman in her time who has power, and that the queen doth have. But overall the old hag, who has beauty in a different way, seems to be the Wife of Bath. What we also have to wonder is if the woman figure is being made out to be naïve or cynical. Depending on how you look it depends on how you may take it if you see her as controlling

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    Urban Legend of The Boo Hag

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    The Boo Hag Background Urban legends survive through time by having three elements: “a strong basic story-appeal, a foundation in actual belief, and a meaningful message or ‘moral’” (Brunvand 10). These characteristics are not only inherent in the content of the story, but also in the performance of the story to an audience. Like an actor on stage, storytellers have the responsibility of keeping a story entertaining, yet believable, through their gestures and attitude while telling the story

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    The Influence of British/Celtic Myths and Figures in Haydn Middleton's Lie of the Land The following is a list of explications pointing towards British and Celtic myths and figures. While pursuing the Celtic influences of Middleton's novel, I found myself searching for the meaning of other present mysteries. This author's twist of two cultures creates a spectrum for possible explication. It seems that the Celtic material melds into British society throughout this novel. In search of specific

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    Haig could be seen as an efficient and highly skilled soldier who led Britain to victory in the First World War. The sources disagreed more than they agreed, some showed both agreement with this interpretation and disagreement but they mostly disagreed due to reliability of the different sources. So there isn’t sufficient evidence in Sources A to H to support this interpretation. Sources F and G were the only two sources that weren’t written by Haig, that support him being a highly skilled soldier

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    Gawain

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    author describes her in such ravishing splendor that the reader can imagine how hard it would be to resist her advances. The hag by her side is also introduced here as a direct contrast to the lady. In this way, the lady's and the hag's respective physical characteristics are further enhanced by the presence of each other. Similar to other stories written in this period, the hag in this story has magical elements that are not revealed until much later. The lady of the castle comes to Gawain only

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