"Serpent" Essays and Research Papers

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The selection we read starting on page 62 of the “Ways of Reading” textbook, “Entering the Serpent” by Gloria Anzaldua, started out with a dangerous encounter between Prieta and a rattle snake. Prieta was out in the cotton fields chopping cotton with her mother when she heard the distinctive rattle. The snake lunged out at her and sank it’s fangs through her boots and into her flesh. Prieta's mother quickly came to the rescue swinging her hoe high over her head and then down onto the snake. When...

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History of the Serpent and Ophicleide

History of the Serpent and Ophicleide The Serpent Canon Edme Guillaume invented this instrument in 1590 in Auxerre, France. The purpose for such an instrument was to strengthen the choir’s sound when a choir was singing plainchant. Serpent music was rarely written higher than an octave, and the cantus firmus gave the player time to stabilize each note before moving to the next one. Though some believe it to be a member of the cornet family, this is untrue. The serpent has too many qualities...

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The Epic of Gilgamesh: Values, & Serpents vs. Bible

is focused on Gilgamesh losing is closest friend and going on a journey of immortality, by studying Gilgamesh’s idea of avoiding death, we can see throughout the story that death is inevitable, lack of humility is an issue, and the symbol of the serpent. Gilgamesh, the king of Uruk, is a mighty king that built magnificent temple towers and high walls that surrounded the city. However, he came about these building projects by forced labor. The gods heard the people of Uruk’s pleas, so the gods created...

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Salvation: Serpent and Snake-handling Services

outside. The gravel crunched under their feet as they walked up to the open door of the church. The church had paneled walls and ceiling fans. Inside the church, smelled of camphor and damp wool. Things got a little crazy at this church. Four serpent boxes were a the front of the church. Brother Charles got up and began talking to the congregation and strumming his guitar. A few other members began playing their instruments to go along with Brother Charles. The light in the church seemed to...

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Myth Essay

Earth by the god James who had the power to make life human and animal. As soon as word broke that life was able to survive on Earth they gods asked James to make them serpents. James was fine with this as long as the other gods let these serpents have some free time also. After James said yes, almost every god had serpents except Ella. Ella has been happy for a while, until one day Gus the god of wind blew her cloud near the sun. Ella demanded Gus blow her cloud back, Gus unfortunately couldn’t...

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Paradise Lost

Throughout “Paradise Lost”, Satan slowly degenerates both mentally and physically as he turns from a fallen archangel into the lowest form of a serpent. He possesses some of his former pre-fall qualities; however, he becomes so tormented mentally that his physical appearance slowing conforms to the evil inside of him. His “honorable” motives even become corrupted throughout. This regression of Satan’s character throughout the poem illustrates the way Milton believes sin originated in the Bible...

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The Tempest and "Adam & Eve"

Trinculo to kill Prospero; Caliban’s real master. This has resemblance to the serpent in the story of Adam & Eve. In the story of the bible Adam & Eve were fooled by a serpent to eat from the Tree of Knowledge so they could gain the knowledge of God. In both The Tempest and the Bible, plan of the tempters (Caliban and the serpent) was only to undermine and overthrown their real masters. However, in both instances neither the serpent nor Caliban wanted to rule themselves. In the bible, Satan does not eat...

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Natural Imagery in Macbeth

and kill’d”. On page 17, Lady Macbeth explains to her husband that he has to act discreetly to prevent anyone from suspecting him of murdering Duncan. She uses the image of the serpent and flower to reflect the way in which Macbeth needs to act, “your hand, your tongue, look like th’innocent flower, but the serpent under’t”. The image of the “painted devil” on page 28 is used to express Macbeth’s regret for killing king Duncan. The imagery is very effective because it gives us an impression...

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Biblical Allusions In Tess Of The D’Ubervilles

antagonist as the serpent. Within his novel, Hardy presents many situations that allow the reader to understand this familiar biblical allusion. He successfully paints a clear picture of this religious reference by using aspects such as, setting description, dialogue, and the statements made by the narrator. Throughout Tess of the D'Ubervilles, Thomas Hardy uses imagery to exemplify the Talbothays Dairy as the Garden of Eden, Tess and Angel as Adam and Eve, and Alec as the evil serpent. The explicit...

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Cause and Effects on Bullying

evil trap, the serpent came to Adam and told him; “you right for doing what you are about to do my friend. Your god only loves eve, and you are pretty much you are on your own serpent said”. The serpent asked Adam if he could help him out and Adam agreed. The serpent told Adam the first step is to grab a fruit out of the knowledge of good and evil tree. Adam remembered eve warned him from eating out of that tree, and if he does he will die. “I’m not trying to die Adam said”. The serpent started laughing...

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