When men's reasoning power fails to investigate, superstitions begin. Similarly, if someone is going out on a particular mission, a cat crosses the road, it is also considered a bad omen. Even with the progress we have with modern science and technology, it is still very hard to shake of these superstitious beliefs. These superstitions differ from one place to another. Winking and twitching of the right eye-lid in men, a path crossed by a sweeper or a woman bearing water-filled pot are considered good omens. Similarly, there are auspicious and inauspicious days. I used to not step on cracks 3.
Some people believe that superstitions play a positive role in life. A person believing in superstitions is always haunted by unknown fears and anxieties. While lying in my bed, reading a novel and wandering in the world of imagination if I hear the wailing of a dog I f eel a shudder down my spine. Probably the most superstious group in our society is the athlete. They have caused much havoc and harm. The fear of ghosts is so great that some people worship them in their homes without giving them any shape and form. Some superstitions are used as to bring good luck and even protection, for example a young child may keep their blanket to keep the monsters at bay and to bring them comfort when they feel scared or even a Catholic wearing a cross necklace.
Even in large cities and towns these people have a very large following. Indeed, what is the value of a face, especially the permanent features on a human. Nobody in India start his journey if somebody present on the scene sneezes. In the Indian set-up, the newly-married brides often have to pay a heavy price. The populous held many beliefs that were not based on fact.
The entire house was made of stone and covered in unusual purple ivy. Even today people consider the wailing of dog a bad omen. Unfortunately, even at present, such clever men are at work. Seeing a large proportion of the female community being condemned to death, which involved either drowning, hanging or being burnt at the stake was quite plausible at this time. Why so some people consider black cats evil? They have strong faith in incantations, magic formulas, talismans and such other non-sensible objects and things.
The illiterate villagers are more superstitious than the educated ones. People in India think that if a dog wails it is a sign of some approaching death. Football players have exact pregame rituals that can not be interrupted. At times, superstitions are stretched too far. Baseball players will not step on the foul line as they leave the field of play. Some of the superstitions, however, are meant to bring about social good or lessen the pain or feeling of loss. Wells and 'The Superstitious Man's Story' was written by Thomas Hardy.
It is ignorance tend lack of education which gives birth to superstitions. This showcases the importance of superstition in changing the characters actions and affecting their lives. So, if it comes when one is about to go out, on should not complain. Are they true are they false or is there some sort of reasoning behind them. It is the daughter of ignorance and fear. Some vested interests like priestly class, etc. Every country on the planet has its own local superstitions.
Superstition is founded on fear and ignorance. Still some of the superstitions stick to us and even if we try we cannot forget them. A newly-built house has to ward doff the evil eye. Just as often, good things happen to bad people. The hooting of the owl forbodes some evil happening. The church used the beliefs of the people to control them, collecting land and taxes and making laws.
The time and date of a marriage, inauguration, foundation laying of a house, start of a business, etc. Having existed for thousands of years, alcohol has many superstitions associated with it. Twain ultimately accentuates superstition more than religion. People try to avoid it at any cost because they think the number fatalistic and ominous. People still believe that if a crow caws on the roof wall of your house at day dawn, it means some guest is coming in the house. Sometimes a superstitious person does not hesitate even in sacrificing his own son or daughter to propitiate a god or goddess.
The gesture that she made. Psychologists struggle to precisely distinguish from normality and abnormality. Throwing salt over your left shoulder diverts the bad luck; you received when you spilt the salt. Each country also has its own variations on common superstitions. Remarkable and seemingly unexplainable events occurring in civilizations where the sciences are lacking, leaves the masses to credit that so badly desired explanation to magic and unearthly powers, allowing superstitious un-backed accusations and assumptions to run rampant.