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I am doing some reasearch for an essay for english, and I would really apreciate if you could help me.
The opposite can be found here
“People who feel they deserve success are among those most likely to fail when challenges arise, research from New Zealand has revealed. [...] "People who believe that they don’t need to work for good grades – that they are just entitled to them by right – are annoying, but there wasn’t any evidence before now that it’s actually a self-destructive strategy," says study co-author Professor Jamin Halberstadt, at the University of Ontago in New Zealand. [...] The study also supports the notion that people who feel excessively entitled believe that others are responsible for their success or failure, and are less motivated to put in extra effort when required. "When an entitled person encounters obstacles to achieving an outcome, they feel like they shouldn’t have to work for it," Jamin says. "In fact, you should see a challenge as evidence that you need to work harder.”—Australian study confirms that entitlement is the enemy of excellence. Pair with the psychology of how to prevent such entitlement when raising children.
Who the 'ell were the Vikings?
Do you know anything about Vikings? I’ve looked everywhere and can’t seem to find anything on them. Also some stuff on scandinavian folklore. Thank you! and I love this blog!- Anonymous
Oooh! Vikings! I actually know a bit about Vikings thanks to my crazy lecturer that loves Beowulf (which I am not too fond of.)
So I will see what I can do for you.
Who were the Vikings?
The Vikings were Germanic sea-faring people. They travelled the oceans to conquer and raid lands. They came from Scandinavia (Norway, Denmark and Sweden).
They were known as invaders; they raped, pillaged and killed.
When and Where
Vikings started raiding England in 789 until around 1085. Vikings didn’t start colonising till much later, at first they forced people to pay them money (like taxes) to prevent them from being attacked. They would return every year to demand this money.
Vikings didn’t just invade England though, whilst they mainly stuck to the British Isles they also invaded Europe and parts of Asia.
Vikings had strong loyalty to their King or leader. The men showed loyalty to their King by winning battles and fighting with honour. The King or leader in return for this loyalty would share their spoils with their men. Vikings also strongly believed in revenge- if you were attacked or if someone killed your family member you had the right to kill them. In fact, getting revenge was encouraged. Vikings were pagan, it wasn’t until they began settling in the UK that they started to believe in Christianity.
Their impact on England
Their main impact was the language they brought to England. They helped transform the language from its more Latin nature.
In 878, King Alfred agreed a truce with Guthrum, the Viking king. It required Guthrum to be baptised and, essentially, the division of England into the Anglo-Saxon southern kingdom and the Danelaw. The Danelaw included counties north of an imaginary line running from London to Bedford and then up to Chester. This was disputed land throughout the tenth century.
“The impact of Old Norse on the Old English dialects being spoken by the native population was significant, and had far-reaching implications. It was the interaction between the Viking settlers and their English neighbours, their trading and farming activities and their eventual intermarriage and assimilation that helped to create the melting pot of two languages.Towards the end of this period, after the second wave of Viking invaders arrived under Olaf Tryggvason, the amount of Viking settlement in any area varied considerably. This was, in fact, the original north-south divide, in many ways the precursor of the one surviving today.
Their combination in the north and east Midlands dialects gradually filtered into the English spoken throughout the rest of the country. The east Midlands dialect, in particular, was later to emerge as a major contributor in the growth of modern English.” -BBC Legacy of the Vikings
I feel it’s also important in this section to mention Beowulf. I didn’t find it that thrilling, but if you want to write something about the Vikings it is worth listening to (it’s a poem). Beowulf is the story of a brave knight that fights and kills a monster (called Grendel). The story is split into two parts, the first with Beowulf becoming a strong and powerful knight and the second part is when he becomes king and eventually fights the dragon.
Whilst this is an epic it has a lot of details of the culture at the time- such as the importance of the mead hall. It shows the honour that the Vikings believed in and their culture and traditions. You can find tonnes of information on the web.
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Hope this has helped and answered your question!
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