Legends. 10 th grade English- Leach Hero Archetype 2011-2012 CHHS. Legends. Are popular stories about the past that have been handed down for generations. Most legends have some basis in historical fact. . Legends. Legends share the following characteristics :
10th grade English- Leach
Legends share the following characteristics:
Legends help shape a people’s cultural identity and reflect the values of a community or nation.
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An urban legend, is a form of modern folklore consisting of stories that may or may not have been believed by their tellers to be true. Stories are told over and over again and spread by word of mouth or in popular entertainment forums (i.e., movies and television).
Did he even exist?
Was the story of Arthur just a metaphor?
The stories were turned to “love poems” and taken to France. This was a sort of Medieval soap opera and it introduced the idea of “courtly love.”