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The effects of conflict within power and society throughout the two texts? This essay will examine and analyse the effects of conflict within power and society throughout the two texts. The texts, which have been studied, are "The Mabinogion" which is an anthology of tales and consists of a flow form, tale to tale throughout the texts, where as "Metamorphoses" taken from its name, meaning change has a poetic flow of text. There are some similarities yet a lot of differences between the two texts i.e. both texts come from the Celtic background but there is a different time line between them, where "the Mabinogion" is set in the 15th century, however "Metamorphoses" is set in the beginning of time itself. In regarding to both of the texts, the beginnings are totally different where in "The Mabinogion" because of its Celtic traditions and ethnicity to society and power it always begins with the introduction of a "King" or a "Prince" where all is well i.e. "Pwyll prince of Dyved was the lord of the seven cantrevs of Dyved" or "Bendigeid Vran the son of Llyr" this means that every tale or myth has a happy and wonderful beginning. However when it come towards the middle of the tale we can see havoc, conflict, death of innocence "before any one could seize hold of ...read more.


This is very powerful in the sense that would be the upcoming of war. This illustrates that men or human kind has no control, the symbol of "war" is brought by men who seek power so they would do any thing to get it. In the text of "Metamorphoses" the structure of it is different then "The Mabinogion", where it begins with "Chaos" settles but towards the ends it reverts back to death, conflict and "Chaos" again. In both texts there is a wide range of power shown through different aspects, i.e. within "Metamorphoses" there is a lot of power "in the marble council chamber sat "The God's", the Gods sitting in a marble chamber illustrates that this setting is very powerful, marble chamber itself is a pure place of judgement, even the marble represents a precious stone. However in "The Mabinogion" there is some power but portrayed in a controlling yet polite manner "he would not listen to the message that we bore him" although the word "Lord" illustrates a lot of power which makes "Lord" seem like an individual who contains the power, honour, wealth and leadership of the god's themselves. There are many ways in which power is portrayed i.e. the use of colour and garments "golden was that first age which unconstained with heart and soul". ...read more.


In both of the texts the language is illustrated mostly by the use of imagery, where it is shown in different ways. Imagery is conveyed in a very profound manner "what hair was upon his head was as yellow as gold" this quote illustrates that "gwri wallt euryn" had hair of gold this give the reader the impression that he is a godly like figure. As well as the use of atmospheric sense which gives the reader more urgency to carry on i.e. "I will go into the castle to get tididings of the dogs, truly thuo wouldst be unwise to go in to that castle which thuo hast were seen till now". This quote illustrates that even though something looks straightforward there is always a mystery behind it. I think that the language within "the mabinogion" is very profound, pleasant and it gives the reader a sense of security that all is well. However in "metamorphosis" the language is more profound towards the negativity within the language and conveys it in an aggressive manner "further incitement to wickedness. Now dangerous iron and gold- more dangerous even then iron" this illustrates that men can never be trusted with other's lives with out thinking of their own benefits, especially if they have lack of control over their actions. ?? ?? ?? ?? Parminder Matharu English Mrs Ferguson 12.1 ...read more.

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