Marketing Assignment 代写 英语专业论文代写 Celtic Society And The Story Of Deirdre
In almost all literary works we can see some aspects of a culture or society in which the author lives, especially those works published in the middle ages. Throughout the course of history many great authors have written these cultural traits into their stories and plays. One of the most obvious of these works to compare is found within the Celtic society and “The Story of Deirdre”. We are able to see a substantial amount of comparisons with the Celts society with this story.
We can begin the comparison by looking at the Celtic people and how their society functioned. The Celts existed from about the seventh century B.C.E. to approximately the third century B.C.E.. They developed in central Europe east of Rhine and through waves spread into Italy and France. Their society and culture came to a halt by the spread of the Germanic tribes and the Roman Empire. Historians have found a reoccurring detail throughout the Celtic society. That is their religion placed emphasis on natural landscapes such as mountains, rivers, and forest clearings for their rituals and sacrifices. This can be proved by the countless objects that have been found in these sacred places. The last main point about the Celtic people and the most important was original to them alone. The Celts were the only known culture to practice head-hunting. They believed that the head housed the soul and by decapitating someone they would gain supernatural powers because they possessed the individual’s soul. The Celts believed that for your soul to be released when you died that your head must be split open.
“The Story of Deirdre” takes place much like the Irish Heroic Age tradition, with the warriors and counselors, their wives and daughters all drinking in a public hall. The story begins as a druid by the name of Cathub prophesized that Deirdre would be the most gorgeous woman of her time and that her beauty would stir up conflict and wars. This is how he described her beauty.Â
“In the cradle of your womb there cried out
A woman with twisted yellow hair
And beautiful grey green eyes.
Foxglove her purple pink cheeks,
The colour of snow her flawless teeth,”