Superstitions - Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

Superstitions - Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

Superstitions What is supersition? Superstition Quiz Answer the following questions with a Y for yes o a N for no. Be prepared to explain your response

WOULD YOU Refuse to live or stay th on the 13 floor? WOULD YOU Turn around to avoid passing a black cat?

WOULD YOU Cross the street to avoid walking under a ladder? WOULD YOU Throw salt over your left shoulder if you spilled some on the table? WOULD YOU

Say God Bless You if someone sneezes? WOULD YOU Knock on wood to avoid spoiling your good fortune? WOULD YOU Carry a rabbits foot for good luck?

If you Answered yes to 6-8 questions: Answered yes to 3-5 questions:

You are a VERY superstitious person! Make sure all your friends know about your beliefs so they dont get you in trouble! While you might observe many superstitious beliefs, you do not let them govern your life Answered yes to 0-2 questions You prefer to live firmly in the world of reality without letting any otherworldly beliefs keep you from

living your life. Superstitions *A BELIEF OR NOTION NOT BASED ON REASON* Main Entry: superstition Date: 13th century Pronunciation: \s-pr-sti-shn\ Function: noun Etymology: Middle English supersticion, from AngloFrench, from Latin superstition-, superstitio, from superstit-, superstes standing over (as witness or survivor), from super-+ stare to stand more at STAND

1 a : a belief or practice resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, trust in magic or chance, or a false conception of causation b : an irrational abject attitude of mind toward the supernatural, nature, or God resulting from superstition 2 : a notion maintained despite evidence to the contrary Superstitions run deep! What are some other superstitions you know of or

observe? **EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY** Research at least 3 other superstitions from 3 other cultures. Write the superstition, country of origin and your opinion of the superstition and turn itromantic? in tomorrow How is the use of superstitions for a 10 point EC coupon.

Romanticism Affecte d Visual Arts Literature Effects

Increase in nationalism (expansion!!! 2nd British Empire etc) Increase in individualism (French Revolutions, rise in freedom, rise of the common man) Romantic Literature

The publication of Lyrical Ballads by Wordsworth and Coleridge in 1798 is considered the beginning of literary Romanticism. [Romanticism] must have come on like punk rock to a public groaning under the weight of over-cooked Augustinisms. They said, we'd be

artistically free When we signed that bit of paper. -The Clash How can Romanticism be seen as a rebellion against The System, Augustinisms = classical, The Man, The Accepted? religious commentary from Romantic Literature Men of England, wherefore plough

For the lords who lay ye low? Wherefore weave with toil and care The rich robes your tyrants wear? Wherefore, Bees of England, forge Many a weapon, chain, and scourge, Sow seed,-- but let no tyrant reap; Find wealth,--let no imposter heap - Shelley What do Romantic Artists think about the Common Man and Individuality? Romantic Literature Relationship with Nature

Are not the mountains, waves, and skies, a part Of me and my soul, as I of them? - Byron [A mountain is] the type of a majestic intellect, . . . There I beheld the emblem of a giant mind that feeds upon infinity. - Wordsworth What is the relationship between Romantic Artists and nature? Romanticis m The

Visual Arts & Literature Visual Arts: Summary Earlier art (neoclassical art) was

rigid, severe, and unemotional. Follows strict classical rules from ancient Greece and Rome proportions, symmetry simplicity Romantic art was emotional, deeply-felt, individualistic, and exotic. It has been

described as a reaction to earlier styles (neoclassical art). Conveyed personal feeling of artist. Glorified the common

man. Depicted the exotic (subjects). Landscapes/Nature became important. Visual Arts: Examples Neoclassical Art Death of Marat Romantic Art How are these two pieces of art differen

What words best describe these painting Romantic Art How does Natu appear in this pain Turners The Slave Ship Bottom Right Detail Nautical Superstitions

Main Entry: nautical Pronunciation: \n-ti-kl, n-\ Function: adjective Etymology: Latin nauticus, from Greek nautikos, from nauts sailo r, from naus ship more at nave Date: 1552 : of, relating to, or associated with seamen, navigation, or ships nautically \-k(-)l\ adverb

Superstitions about the sea! Nautical Superstitions Unlucky to

Start a cruise on a Fridaywhy? Start a cruise on the first Monday in Aril why? Meet a redhead on the way to the ship why? Step onto a boat with your left foot first

Look back once your ship has left port Bring flowers on board a ship Cut your nails or hair while at sea Nautical Superstitions Lucky to See a swallow while at sea See a dolphin while at sea Pour wine on deck

Have a naked woman on board (calm the sea)naked figure heads are common for this reason Nautical Superstitions

Throwing stones into the sea will cause great waves and storms Throwing a stone over a vessel pulling out will ensure she never returns Church bells heard at sea=someone dead Many sailors think it is bad luck to learn to swim Nautical Superstitions

Flying Dutchmanghost ship that can never go home; sighting it=doom Davy Jones Lockeridiom for the bottom of the sea; euphemism for death at sea; Davey Jones=Devil of the sea While Watching the Following Clip you need to 1. 2.

3. 4. Identify 3 superstitions Explain the context from the movie for the 3 superstitions Explain how it affects the characters mood Explain how it affects your perception of the character. After the clip

Choose one of the superstitions you identified. Speculate in 1-2 sentences about how this may have originated. Explain to the character from the story about how the superstition is not based on reason. Use LOGICAL arguments to convince them of the romantic nature

of their superstition. Finally, either COMMEND them for their belief or CONVINCE them they shouldnt believe in it based on your personal feelings about superstitions. (4-5 sentences) Are all beliefs LOGICAL or REASONABLE? Should they be? How do our superstitions and beliefs

guide our actions and emotions?

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