Legend Essay Topics

The Mothman

The Mothman legend centers around a horrific event that took place in Point Pleasant, West Virginia on December 15, 1967. On that cold December evening, at around 4 p. m. , the U. S. Highway 35 Bridge, known as the Silver Bridge, collapsed. The Silver Bridge connected Point Pleasant, West Virginia and Kanauga, Ohio. Thirty-seven… View Article

The Legend of Maria Makiling

The many legends of Mariang Makiling tell of a young woman who lived on the beautiful mountain that separates the provinces of Laguna and Tayabas. Her dwelling place was never definitely known, because those who had the good luck to deal with her would wander about for a long time lost in the woods, unable… View Article

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The lead character of the story, Ichabod Crane is faced with the terrifying legend of The Headless Horseman upon meeting with Brom Bones, his rival with Katrina Van Tassel. The audience is also presented with a rational school teacher facing a legendary imagination. This paradox could be identified as one of the major themes of… View Article

The Pirate’s Legend

It is a well-known fact that piracy is rather romanticized nowadays, but according historical noted pirates always terrorized the world’s seas killing innocent people and robbing wealthy merchants. Actually, pirates were the only men people were afraid of so much. People terrorizing the seas were called pirates, privateers and buccaneers. The notorious pirates were Jean… View Article

A close reading of Beowulf

The epic poem Beowulf contains contradictions about the heroic character of the protagonist Beowulf. Two certain passages in Beowulf, one at the beginning of the text and one near the end, offer evidence of inconsistencies within Beowulf’s character. We must ask one question of the poem’s protagonist: Is he really the hero he claims to… View Article

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Monty Python and the Holy Grail

It is impossible for a human being to fulfill all the ideals of the Chivalric Code and the seven Cardinal Virtues. Christian knights lived by the Chivalric Code to gain honor, but it was not possible even for the best and purest knights to always stick to these conventions of courtesy, generosity, loyalty, consistency, chastity,… View Article