Tradition Essay Topics

Characterization of Pheonix Jackson

Eudora Welty, in her character Phoenix Jackson, creates humanity’s counterpart of the phoenix firebird from oriental tradition. Although Phoenix Jackson can not lay claim to the immortality manifested by consuming fiery rebirths (as does the mythological bird), she possesses a fiery spirit and is consumed by love for her grandchild. Ana4rzing the character of Phoenix… View Article

Creation of American Tradition

Folklore was first utilized by William Thoms, an English antiquarian in 1846, which is defined as a body of expressive culture such as music, tales, dance, oral history, legends, customs, traditions, rituals, popular beliefs, jokes and many more within a specific population comprising the traditions of the culture, group or sub-culture (Georges, 1995). Traditions are… View Article

Cultural Autobiography

My father’s parents were born in a small village in the Peloponnese. They were kind and humble people that eventually made their way to Athens. My mother’s parents were born in Kafkaso, a town in Minor Asia, which at that time belonged to Greece. With the war of 1921, the Turks forced my mother’s parents… View Article

The Badja

Introduction: The Badjao – which literally means fisherfolk or simply fishermen – is a group of indigenous people that are usually referred to as “Sea Gypsies,” making use of small wooden boats known locally as “vinta.” In their houseboats, also known as “Lepa” and “Pelang,” they usually carry all their belongings and valuables as they… View Article

Holiday Essay

Each country in the world has different holiday traditions. There are very different events but they have some similarity. In both Thailand and in the United States, national holidays celebrate tradition and bring people together. First of all, both national holidays in Thailand and the United States celebrate tradition. Songkran festival is the traditional Thai… View Article

Discourse on Method

Are there any identical restrictions on the ways in which human beings may use and treat nonhuman animals? If so, what are they and how are they considered morally justified? In this philosophical enterprise, I will first review three standard responses to these questions and briefly indicate why none of them is entirely satisfactory. Afterwards,… View Article

Progressive Reform Era

In the beginning, “The Bungalow craze did not arise in a cultural vacuum, but was one expression of a boarder artistic movement at the turn of the century known as Arts and Crafts” (110). In the nineteenth century, the Progressive reform era promoted simple architectural styles. As the era progressed society changed living styles. But… View Article

The imaginative landscape

It is human nature to long to belong, to fit neatly and comfortably into a familiar niche. It allows for a foundation, on which to build upon. It often nurtures us, but sometimes, as our ever static identities develop, we surpass it. We out grow it. It is when we are sheltered and content, that… View Article

Buddhist Traditions

Buddhism is an Eastern religion practiced in most Asian countries. The religion was founded by Siddhartha Gautama (the “Buddha”) in the late 6th century B.C.E. Even though Buddhism is practiced in many ways, a commonality among these ways is a drawing from the life experiences of the Buddha and his teachings. The “spirit” or “essence”… View Article

Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”: A Compare

In Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery” she represents an average society with seemingly common order and widely developed traditions which everybody is forced or even glad to follow whatever they are. First we see how everybody has traditionally defined roles within the community: men, women and even children know well how they are expected… View Article

Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage as a lot to do with one’s traditions, culture, ethnicity and the ways you perceive your life. Heritage his what differentiates one individual, families and communities to another. Every individual practice and follow their heritage based on one’s ethnicity, religion and cultural background. Heritage his defined as “the range of contemporary activities, meanings… View Article

The Alcoholic Republic by W.J. Rorabaugh

During the nineteenth -century America was known for it’s drinking abilities. The question some people want to know is “was early nineteenth-century America really a nation of drunkards” (Rorabaugh 5)? The United States was among the most addicted of nations, that in this respect it had out stripped all of Europe, and that “no other… View Article

Christmas Tradition

All over the world people have their own traditions and customs. Some traditions and customs have been passed on to generation to generation, others are beginning to build their own whether they choose a holiday, a summer vacation, or a special event to celebrate each year. My family tradition did not come from generations past;… View Article

Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery”

In Shirley Jackson’s short story, “The Lottery”, the main theme is how traditions lose their meaning due to human forgetfulness. This can cause horrible consequences to occur. The story is set in a small town, ‘on the morning of June 27th’. It opens with false innocence, using children, tricking the reader into an unaware state…. View Article

Consumer Behavior Case Study Analysis

During overview of discussions on user behavior and buying decisions, cultural and economic empowerment decision-making, usually needs an evaluation of who will experience advantages or costs as a consequence of a specific decision. For main decisions, the evaluations can include a number of stakeholders – workers, investors, clients, loan providers, vendors and government departments, amongst… View Article