Myth Essays (Examples)

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Myth In Anthropology Study Religion

Pages: 3 (1014 words) Sources: 3 Document Type:Essay Document #:69116947

One of the most ubiquitous features of human culture, myth relies on storytelling as its primary vehicles. As a type of storytelling, myth depends on symbolism, which is why the substantive nature of a myth remains the same even when the details of the story may change or assume new meaning when it is applied to another society … of the story may change or assume new meaning when it is applied to another society or historical epoch. The cross-cultural study of myths may explore similarities and differences between the overarching narratives told in different societies. Or, focusing on one society, an anthropologist might demonstrate how … may explore similarities and differences between the overarching narratives told in different societies. Or, focusing on one society, an anthropologist might demonstrate how myth functions as a means of perpetuating the norms and values that bind together members of the community. Moreover, anthropologists……



Eliade Mircea. “Myth.”

Eller, Jack David. “Studying Religion Anthropologically.”

Lee, Dorothy. “Religious Perspectives in Anthropology.”

Lewis, M. “The Anthropologists’ Encounter with the Supernatural.”

Malinowski, Bronislaw. “Rational Mastery by Man of His Surroundings\\\\"

Nash, June. \\\\"Devils, Witches and Sudden Death\\\\"

Turner, Victor W. “Religious Specialists.”

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Why The Gender Wage Gap Is Really A Myth

Pages: 4 (1078 words) Sources: 3 Document Type:Essay Document #:16881842

… line: the 23-cent gender pay gap is simply the difference between the average earnings of all men and women working full-time.” The enduring myth that “women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns—for doing the same work” is based on the average earnings statistic—not on ……


Works Cited

Graf, Nikki and Anna Brown, Eileen Patton. “The narrowing, but persistent, gender gap in pay.” Pew Research Center, 2019.

Sommers, Christina Hoff. “6 Feminist Myths That Will Not Die.” Time, 2016.

Wilde, Heather. “Does the Wage Gap Exist? I Was Paid 60 Percent Less Than Men in the Same Role.” Inc., 2019.

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Symbolic Frame Of Organizational Analysis Walt Disney Company

Pages: 7 (2089 words) Sources: 7 Document Type:Case Study Document #:13456127

… not what happens, but what it means on a deeper symbolic level—how actions or facts are interpreted in light of the overarching stories, myths, or symbols that guide the organization and its members.
Second, the symbolic frame allows for nuance. Especially in a large, heterogeneous company, individual … of society—using the tools of sociology and anthropology and forgetting for a moment the ulterior motives of the organization’s leaders. Without the underlying myths and symbols, an organization cannot hope to solicit intrinsic motivation among employees or to engender brand loyalty across multiple generations of consumers. The … times stronger than all the others. That frame is the symbolic one, as the entire company is built around the manipulation of symbols, myths, and stories.
Disney’s use of the symbolic frame is all-encompassing, straddling multiple formats and strategies. Animated films is only one part of the … the salience of the stories……



“About the Walt Disney Company,” (2020). Retrieved from: 

Boguszewicz-Kreft, M., Kreft, J. & Zurek, P. (2019). Myth and storytelling: The case of the Walt Disney Company. Myth in Modern Media Management and Marketing. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9100-9.ch002

Bohas, A. (2014). Transnational firms and the knowledge structure: The case of the Walt Disney Company. Global Society 29(1): 23-41.

Bolman, L.G. & Deal, T.E. (2013). Reframing organizations. John Wiley & Sons.

Di Giovanni, E. (2014). Cultural otherness and global communication in Walt Disney films at the turn of the century. The Translator 9(2): 207-223.

Forbes, W. & Watson, R. (n.d.). Destructive corporate leadership and board loyalty bias. Retrieved from: 

Wasko, J. (2001). Challenging Disney myths. Journal of Communication Inquiry 23(3): 237-257.

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Evolving Public Interpretation Of Gentrification

Pages: 15 (4506 words) Sources: 25 Document Type:Term Paper Document #:63686489

...Myth Just like pornography, everyone seems to know \"gentrification\" when they see it. See a Starbucks or Whole Foods move into a neighborhood? That's gentrification. Find out that a house sold for an exorbitant amount or that rents at some building doubled? That's gentrification. See bike lanes added to your street, or a rack of bike-share bikes pop up near a busy corner? That's gentrification.
– Pete Saunders, 2017
Gentrification is one of the most controversial issues in American cities today. But as the epigraph above clearly indicates, it also remains one of the least understood. Few agree on how to define it or whether it is boon or curse for cities. Due in large part to this lack of definitional clarity, opinions about gentrification in the past have been largely shaped by the negative connotations and effects of gentrification that have been highlighted by the mainstream media. For instance, according……



Anderson, Elijah. 1990. Streetwise. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press.

Betancur, John J. “Gentrification in Latin America: Overview and Critical Analysis.” Urban Studies Research 37-41.

Berrey, Ellen C. 2005. Divided over diversity. City & Community 4 (2): 143-70

Black’s Law Dictionary. 1990. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing Co.

Bostic, Raphael W., and Richard W. Martin. 2003. Black home-owners as a gentrifying force? Urban Studies 40 (12): 2427-49.

Brown-Saracino, Japonica. 2004. Social preservationists and the quest for authentic community. City & Community 3 (2): 135-56.

Brummet, Quentin, and Davin Reed. “The Effects of Gentrification on the Well-Being and Opportunity of Original Resident Adults and Children.” Working Paper (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia), 2019.

Capps, Kriston. “The Hidden Winners in Neighborhood Gentrification.” CityLab, July 22, 2019.

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Traditional Medicine Usage In African Nations

Pages: 12 (3615 words) Sources: 30 Document Type:Essay Document #:38085332

… entirely missed by the progressive reformers who seek to update Africa in accordance with Westernized models of development.
As such, Africa has its mythological leaders and figures, as Prempeh (2007) points out, noting that “the assault on constitutionalism was spearheaded by Africa's larger-than-life founding fathers, leaders like Osagyefo (Victorious … Julius Nyerere (Tanzania), le Grand Silly (Elephant) Sékou Touré (Guinea), Ngwazi (Great Lion) Kamuzu Banda (Malawi), and Mzee (Esteemed Elder) Jomo Kenyatta (Kenya)” (p. 472). These leaders’ mythologies were established, moreover, by nationalist movements—not necessarily by a yearning growing out of customary and traditional groups, who believed their traditional way of … to fill a void in leadership at the governmental level as the era of colonization crashed into rubble. Prempeh (2007) argues that “Nationalist mythology and historiography had invested these leaders with messianic attributes for their role in wrestling sovereign statehood from the jaws of European colonialism” (p. ……



Afro-centric Alliance, A. (2001). Indigenisingorganizational change: Localisation in Tanzania and Malawi. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 16(1), 59-78.

Asiseh, F., Owusu, A., & Quaicoe, O. (2017). An analysis of family dynamics on high school adolescent risky behaviors in Ghana. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 26(5), 425-431.

Austin, G. (2010). African economic development and colonial legacies (Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 11-32). Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement.

Brager, G., Specht, H., Torczyner, J. L., &Torczyner, J. (1987). Community organizing. Columbia University Press.

Bratton, M., & Van de Walle, N. (1997). Democratic experiments in Africa: Regime transitions in comparative perspective. Cambridge university press.

Burnham, G. M., Pariyo, G., Galiwango, E., & Wabwire-Mangen, F. (2004). Discontinuation of cost sharing in Uganda. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 82, 187-195.

Dillard, C., Duncan, K. L., & Johnson, L. (2017). Black History Full Circle: Lessons from a Ghana Study Abroad in Education Program. Social Education, 81(1), 50-53.

Ehui, S. (2020). Protecting food security in Africa. Retrieved from

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Disguise In Fairy Tales

Pages: 6 (1826 words) Sources: 5 Document Type:Essay Document #:20447702

… as the two camps remain far from reconciliation. The difference again may have to do with the fact that Mulan is an Eastern myth while the others are decidedly Western, and thus the conclusions drawn in the Western ones come from a Western tradition, whereas the story ……


Works Cited

“The Ballad of Mulan.”

Brothers Grimm. “The Cat and Mouse in Partnership.” 

Brothers Grimm. “Red Riding Hood.” 

Jurich, Marilyn. Scheherazade's sisters: Trickster heroines and their stories in world literature. No. 167. Greenwood Publishing Group, 1998. Sexton, Anne. “Cinderella.”

Tatar, Maria. "Female tricksters as double agents." The Cambridge Companion to Fairy Tales (2015): 39-59.

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The EU And European Goverments

Pages: 1 (410 words) Sources: 2 Document Type:Essay Document #:60649240

… T. (2019). The eclipse of the European Union’s global influence. The Brookings Institute. Retrieved from: european-unions-global-influence/
Lehne, S. (2019). Europe’s East-West divide: Myth or reality? Carnegie Europe. Retrieved from:



Belin, C. & Reinert, T. (2019). The eclipse of the European Union’s global influence. The Brookings Institute. Retrieved from: - european-unions-global-influence/

Lehne, S. (2019). Europe’s East-West divide: Myth or reality? Carnegie Europe. Retrieved from: 

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COVID 19 Evaluation And Assessment

Pages: 4 (1102 words) Sources: 4 Document Type:Case Study Document #:95807813

...Myth Keywords:  corona virus, coronavirus, covid, covid-19
The patient in the present scenario presents with low grade fever, cough, shortness of breath, as well as back ache. It is also important to note that the patient suffers from gastroesophageal reflux disease, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus. The patient is a 54-year-old male. Some of the symptoms that the patient presents are consistent with COVID-19 symptoms. The main COVID-19 symptoms are inclusive of difficulty breathing/shortness of breath, cough, and fever (Adhikari, 2020). Yet another key consideration in making a decision to test is the patient’s travel history. The patient in the present scenario has recently traveled out of the U.S. He could, thus, be categories as a person under investigation (PUI), i.e. on the basis of the respiratory illness symptoms presented and based on the fact that he had traveled to a country having local transmission. Testing in this case would be consistent……



Adhikari, S.P., Meng, S., Wi, Y., Mao, Y., Ye., R., Wang, Q. …Zhou, H. (2020). Epidemiology, causes, clinical manifestation and diagnosis, prevention and control of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) during the early outbreak period: a scoping review. Infectious Diseases of Poverty, 9(29) 78-83.

CDC (2020). Evaluating and Testing Persons for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Retrieved from

Pung, R., Chiew, C.J., Young, B.E., Chin, S., Chen, M., Clapham, H.E. …Lee, V.J. (2020). Investigation of three clusters of COVID-19 in Singapore: implications for surveillance and response measures. The Lancet, 395(10229), P1039-1046.

Schiffrin, E.L., Flack, J.M., Sadayoshi, I., Muntner, P. & Webb, R.C. (2020). Hypertension and COVID-19. American Journal of Hypertension, 057.

World Health Organization – WHO (2020). Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters. Retrieved from

Wei, M., Yuan, J. & Liu, Y. (2020). Novel Coronavirus Infection in Hospitalized Infants Under 1 Year of Age in China. JAMA, 323(13), 1213-1314.

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Traditional Literature

Pages: 5 (1363 words) Document Type:Essay Document #:58377892

… house?” Children do like the dramatic nature of the tale and the vivid ideas in it—such as a witch’s house made of candy.
Myth: Odysseus and the Cyclops
In the story by Homer, the myth of Odysseus and the Cyclops begins with Oedipus arriving at the island where the Cyclops lives with his sheep. Odysseus is there with ……

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Fight Club And Resiliency

Pages: 9 (2826 words) Sources: 7 Document Type:Essay Document #:28924089

… life. Though story is helpful in showing that resiliency is not something one can obtain on one’s own. It shows that the macho myth of going off into the words, ala Rocky Balboa in Rocky IV, is an unrealistic approach to resiliency development. Palahniuk shows, rather, that ……



Domhardt, M., Münzer, A., Fegert, J. M., & Goldbeck, L. (2015). Resilience in survivors of child sexual abuse: A systematic review of the literature. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 16(4), 476-493.

Fincher, D. (1999). Fight club. Los Angeles, CA: 20th Century Fox.

Koerner, R. (2017). Authoritarians to the Right of Me, Authoritarians to the Left. Retrieved from 

Londoner. (2017). Londoner's Diary: Fight Club's Chuck Palahniuk: "I coined 'snowflake' and I stand by it". Retrieved from 

Perkins-Gough, D. (2013). The significance of grit: A conversation with Angela Lee Duckworth. Educational Leadership, 71(1), 14-20.

Reivich, K. J., Seligman, M. E., & McBride, S. (2011). Master resilience training in the US Army. American Psychologist, 66(1), 25.

Tough, P. (2013). How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character. NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Webster, D., & Rivers, N. (2018). Resisting resilience: disrupting discourses of self- efficacy. Pedagogy, Culture & Society, 1-13.

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