Examples Of Theatre Superstitions

When certain events seem to transpire without any apparent logical explanation, it is often chalked up to superstition. In theatre, there seems to be unwritten known rules concerning actions or saying specific phrases that are deemed to be dangerous or that will bring bad luck to a theatre house, and thus those actions or phrases … Read more

Main Motives In Ju Dou Movie

As China’s first film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Ju Dou mainly depicts a woman named Ju Dou who is in feudal ethical code and feudal superstition quagmire in struggling to carry out resistance in early 20th century in rural China. Ju Dou is adapted by a well-known … Read more

Understanding the Psychology of Superstition

Superstition involves the belief in some supernatural process, such as opening an umbrella in the house causing bad luck or quotes like “knock on wood”, which refers to not jinxing yourself or others and even “stitions”, which are non-supernatural beliefs that involve health practices like wearing copper bracelets for arthritis. Being superstitious is something we … Read more

Why people believe in superstitions

A recent study showed that superstitious beliefs may also increase a person’s belief in his or her own abilities and talents. Participants who were given good luck charms set higher goals for what they wanted to achieve on the tasks, and said they felt more confident in their abilities. (http://channel.nationalgeographic.com). The term superstition is thought … Read more