Paper On Spanish Bull Run

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Topic: Spain General Purpose: To inform Specific Purpose: To inform the audience about Spain.Main Idea: First I will give general information about Spain, then I will explain a large aspect of Spanish culture, running with the bulls.INTRODUCTION I. Spain is the third most popular tourist country in the world. It is one of the most diverse and visually stunning nations of Europe. A. Widely known for Flamenco music and dance, bull-fights, fantastic beaches and lots of sunshine, Spain has to offer much more than that. B. It has beautiful cities and towns, offering really old monuments as w ...view middle of the document...

A. At first, only the drovers (cattle herders) were allowed to run in front of the bulls. 1. After some time, the butcher's guild (who were in charge of buying the bulls) started running with the drovers to lead the bulls to the bull ring. 2. Locals became more daring and decided to run in front of the bulls with the drovers, instead of behind them. B. In 1852, a new fighting arena was built, as well as a new street route for the bulls to enter was created. 1. The new route for the bull run was shorter. 2. The new route has dangerous twists and turns making it even more difficult to escape the bulls safely. C. Originally only a few daring souls ran with the bulls, but the rush of running in front of a 1500 lb bull has caught on immensely. 1. Running with the bulls is now a major part of Spanish culture. 2. Running with the bulls attracts many visitors to Spain each year.(Transition: Now that you know how running with the bulls started, I will explain the events that take place) II. The festival begins the first day at 12 noon with a fireworks ceremony in front of town hall. A. Thousands gather for this moment as corks fly into the air and champagne drenches the packed crowd. B. The half mile run is through cobbled narrow streets, and is marked along the way by a tall double lined fence. 1. There is a gap between the fence which is strictly for police, medical teams, and runners to make a quick escape. 2. Spectators must stay outside the second fence where there are a number of places to view the event along the route. a. In order to secure a good spot to watch, spectators should fight the cold ...

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