Outer Banks Mysteries and Seaside Stories Topics for Discussion

Charles Harry Whedbee
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What are the differences between myth, legend, folklore, and history? Do they ever overlap?

What are some local legends or folklore from your area? What are some legends from your family?

Why do you think so many of the Outer Banks stories involve ghosts? What does this say about the people of the area?

Describe the relationships of the Indians to the European colonists. Give examples.

What do these stories say about romance? Are most of the romantic tales happy or sad?

Do you prefer the scientific explanations for unusual phenomena, or the supernatural ones? Which are you more likely to believe?

What does the story of Currituck Jack say about slavery and freedom? Do you find the tale to be racist? Why or why not?

Some of the ghost stories do not seem to have any scientific explanation. Suggest scientific reasons for some of these, such...

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