Dragons 1-3

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Jonathan Gold September 19, 2005 First-Year Precept An Instinct for Dragons Analysis How is it that all different cultures from around the globe, some with no none contact, have all come up with similar imaginary creatures? How is it possible for dragons to be a part of so many different cultures and still, in general, look the same? The experience of real dinosaurs may have prompted the imagination to create dragons, but they have been extinct for millions of years before the evolution of humans. “How can one recognize something as a dragon unless one already knows what a dragon is” (Jones 3)? From what we know it is easy to characterize the basic dragon as a four legged, scaled body, winged being, with a tail, and a fire breathing head. The main pieces of a dragon consist of being broken up into a cat, a bird, and a snake, and if through mind alteration and traumatisation, we can combine the animals in are heads to create the dragon. Although there are many versions of what a dragon should look like, all cultures have at least one thing or another in common. Dragons can be seen throughout the history of all cultures, some dating before Christ. The introduction to, An Instinct for Dragons, serves as a purpose to show that dragons exist in all cultures and that they have all
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