Welsh mythology

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  • The Role Of Rhiannon From The First Branch Of The Mabinogi

    Today the character of Rhiannon from the First Branch of the Mabinogi is considered to be a strong female lead in the Celtic Literature. However, her role within the story is not so clear-cut and much of her power and influence within the text is determined by her ethereal nature. In order to examine the important of Rhiannon’s divinity, it is necessary to understand how the concept of a sovereignty goddess and Otherworld ruler combine to create a position whereby Rhiannon both improves upon and secure Pwyll’s realm. Rhiannon is undeniably a divine figure with a layered history. Her divinity directly contributes to her role as sovereignty goddess. While not fulfilling the most traditional use for her role, Rhiannon is still representative of Pwyll’s right to rule. The tragic birth of her child even contributes to the fortification of Pwyll’s claim. And yet, her Otherworldliness cannot be dismissed. Rhiannon is a strong leader who rule with the skill of a síd, actively improving both Pwyll’s land and his leadership, working against the more traditional passive role of sovereignty goddesses. Before any of this can be established however, it is essential to look at how Rhiannon’s divinity is created and shaped by remnants of Pre-Christian deities. Rhiannon’s divine origins are far from superficial. From her first introduction in the First Branch of the Mabinogi, Rhiannon is heavily associated with supernatural and godlike qualities. She appears riding a horse outpacing…

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  • Gender And Violence In The Mabinogi Literary Analysis

    enchanted gifts. Rhiannon’s status also claims to exhibit the lack of recognitions for women and that she ultimately seems to bring in the idea that even though she still withholds a presence as a result of her banishment. This eventually creates the disheveled amount of respect that eventually forms in the creation of her new self. Despite her original self-appearing confident and proud of her abilities, her actions still exemplified the weakness of supposed “womanhood” and surrenders to the…

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  • The Role Of Morgan Le Fay Changed In Vita Merlini And King Arthur?

    Morgan le Fay is one of the Arthurian Legends and is known for being an evil enchantresses and a witch. Morgan le Fay’s legend goes that she is the half-sister of King Arthur. Morgan le Fay uses her lover, Accolon to steal King Arthur’s sword when this plan does not go as accordingly she throws the sword into the lake. Morgan le Fay is also considered a healer because in Vita Merlini by Geoffrey Monmouth she heals King Arthur’s wounds from the last battle of Calman but the only way that she can…

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  • Masculinity Definition Essay

    Redefining masculinity, particularly the self-control element, through status updates, my focal-follow admits to his social vulnerability which he attempts to combat using inspirational quotes. Power along with control intricacies form the basis for my focal-follow’s warrior digitally mediated identity that helps him overcome emotional implications resulting from harsh societal circumstances. Focusing on the stressors that trigger depressive and suicidal thoughts, my focal follow integrates talk…

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  • The Fray's Song How To Save A Life

    Isaac Slade, Joe King, Ben Wysocki, and Dave Welsh make up the popular rock/ pop band The Fray. With their first album, How to Save a Life, this band appeared on everyone’s radar. The Fray’s song “You Found Me” appeared on the band’s second album, The Fray. Eight months after the release of The Fray’s second album, the band released a music video for “You Found Me.” This song could have several meanings depending on different points of views. Many interpretations of the lyrics in this song…

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  • Essay On Irish Potato Famine

    Devastating and Drastic, the Irish Potato Famine changed Ireland in a variety of ways. Farmers and regular people were starving to death due to the lack of healthy potatoes. The people in Ireland were extremely dependent on potatoes and when the blight came the economy went down. As the fungus spread throughout the country, people began to lose their main source of food. Since the people in Ireland depended on the potato, it made the population cripple with the lack of a healthy food. The Irish…

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  • Trainspotting Essay

    “’New Scottish Cinema’ suggests a new wave of film production and is often attributed to filmmaking that considers itself alternative or oppositional to other forms of mainstream cinema”, David Martin Jones, (2005:11). Trainspotting (Danny Boyle, 1995) is a film that worked around the social, political and cultural development in Britain in the late 20th Century. It gives rise to questions of identity, culture, and community. The main theme in this film is about a group of friends with a heroin…

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  • Analysis Of Danny Boyle's The Auteur Theory

    and speed of the journey that cinema can provide". He described the film as "intelligent entertainment", meaning that it doesn't patronise audiences and there's an agenda behind the film if they want to look for one. He, John Hodge and producer Andrew MacDonald all wanted the film to be a partnership of 3 performers. They didn't approach one major star because they thought the audiences would all be concentrating on that one person. To prepare for the film, Boyle…

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  • Now I Lay Me Analysis

    Ernest Hemingway’s “Now I Lay Me” (1927) covers the effects of post traumatic stress disorder on Nick after he is wounded in the war. Nick suffers from some form of panic as his mind creates a severe terror after he is bombed in the night. Unable to sleep because he is afraid of dying, Nick instead chooses a form of self-care which relies heavily on his own memory of scenes from his life before the war, his religion and his favorite pre-war pastime. While it seems that Nick is coping with his…

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  • Stolen Day Analysis

    “ If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude” -unknown. “A Day’s Wait” and “Stolen Day” are written by nobel prize winner Ernest Hemingway and Sherwood Anderson. Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois 1899 and wrote a collection of novels about people who show grace under pressure. Anderson was born in Ohio 1876. Sherwood Anderson was supporter of younger writers, including Hemingway. Anderson was a tremendous part of getting Hemingway’s first novel published. The experiences…

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