Avalon Essays

  • Avalon: Isle of Mystery

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    Avalon: Isle of Mystery The island of Avalon has been shrouded in mystery throughout the history of the Arthurian legend. Named Ynyswytryn, meaning "the glassy isle", it was famous as the Celtic paradise "The Happy Island of the Blest" (Webb 11). In the earliest religion it was believed that the souls of the dead were borne westward to "…an Island in the Western Sea, to the abode of Glast and Avallac….Thus in later times was Arthur to be borne to the 'Island Valley of Avillion' " (Webb 11).

  • The Mists Of Avalon

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    Devotion, Love, Despair and Betrayal The Mists of Avalon throws the throbbing pulse of femininity into the reader’s face. It expels a truth which can be felt through every sentence, paragraph and chapter. It is a grouping of heartwarming characters, horrifying plot twists and several tragedies surrounding many different themes. The Mists of Avalon becomes a legend seen through new eyes, with details, majestic language, and haunting foreshadowing that hold the reader through its more than 800 pages

  • Avalon High Character Analysis

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    Ellie Harrison is considered lucky to have the opportunity to move schools. In Meg Cabot’s book, Avalon High, Ellie has moved to Annapolis, Maryland and will start fresh at Avalon high school. Ellie is accustomed to moving around a lot due to her parents being professors; however, Ellie is not sure what to expect as this new beginning in her life is about to start. What she does not know is that Avalon High is not just an ordinary school, and not everyone is who they appear to be. Meg Cabot used

  • The Mists of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradley

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    The Mists of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradley The Mists of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradley, is not only an example of a Medieval Romance, but also tells the story of the women who stood behind King Arthur during his infamous reign in the Middle Ages. The term “Medieval Romance” does not necessarily mean that the piece using it contains any sort of romance. There are three criteria that must be meet to form a Medieval Romance. (1) The plot must divide into sharply separate episodes that often do

  • Personal Narrative on Social Work

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    our shelter several miles out of town. As both a hotline operator and Crisis Companion for a community organization called Avalon, I had been trained to be an active listener, crisis counselor, and advocate for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. I thought of all the training I had received, as well as the passion which had driven and encouraged my work with Avalon, as I neared the emergency room of the hospital and prepared to meet my newest clients. Every 15 seconds a woman is battered

  • Trinitarian Symbolism In Tennyson's The Passing of Arthur

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    It is a common proverb that all things happen in three's, and in fact many phases of life happen in combinations of three. There is the trifold concept of body, mind and spirit, which encompasses the physical, mental and spiritual makeup of a human being. There is the fact that we live first as a child then an adult and finally as an elder and there are three stages of a woman's life, that of maiden, mother and crone. There is the also the aspect of time as in the past, present and future. There

  • Documentary on Newfoundland

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    intention of creating narrative films. Finished projects by local cameramen and editors began to appear after the second World War. They included The Golden Jubilee of Archbishop Roach (1947) by W.J. Ryan and The Land We Love (1955), a travelogue of the Avalon Peninsula by Len Earle. By the late 1960s the CBC and CJON television stations were filming news, entertainment and information programs. Memorial University's Extension Service established a "media unit" to make educational films and documentaries

  • The Avalon Ballroom

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    The Avalon Ballroom Mostly everyone has a hero, role model, or someone to look up to. These people can significantly affect your lifestyle, and what you do. The Avalon Ballroom by Ann Hood displays this type of character as the father of Lily, the protagonist. This highly respected patriarch inspires her to do many things, like to go to college at Princeton University just as he did. Lily seems to want to follow her father’s footsteps by going to Princeton University. This “god-like” figure has

  • Betrayal in Malory's Le Morte D’Arthur

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    Malory Paper Malory's Le Morte D’Arthur isn't known to be classic just because of Arthur-but rather the themes of family, love, revenge, identity, loyalty and betrayal. As King, Arthur is put in many situations that test the people he surrounds himself with. Therefore, betrayal has become a reoccurring theme. Throughout the novel, people are seen betraying each other. Betrayal has become familiar in a way to the members of the round table, ultimately leading to it's demise. The acts of betrayal

  • Arthurian Myths and Legends vs. BBC Merlin

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    As legends and myths are retold throughout the ages, stories begin to differ. This remains true for Arthurian myths and legends. The BBC Merlin series is bound to differ much more, considering it is a five season television series aimed towards teenagers and young adults who grew up or are growing up in the 90’s and the 21st century. It’s a show aimed towards the people who are trying to figure out life, and what they want to do for a living, to the people who are struggling to fit into society

  • The Depiction of Morgan Le Fay in Various Accounts of The Arthurian Legend

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    a French version of the Arthurian legend, Mort Artu, written by an unknown 13th century author and T. H. White's 20th century classic The Once and Future King, along with Marion Zimmer Bradley's New York Times best-selling novel The Mists Of Avalon show vastly different versions of the character of Morgan and her importance in the legend. In most versions of the legend, Morgan is Arthur's half sister, the daughter of Queen Igraine and her first husband, the Duke of Cornwall. After her mother's

  • Dorcas Lester

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    Is Dorcas Dene an accurate depiction of a Victorian woman? Dorcas Dene, born Dorcas Lester, is a character created by George R. Sims. Sims was born in1847 and died in 1922, but during his lifetime he wrote two volumes of short stories called Dorcas Dene, Detective: Her Adventures (Greene 110). These short stories were Sims's most important work and were published between 1897 and 1998 (Greene 110). The short story focused on for the purposes of this analysis is "The Haverstock Hill Murder", which

  • Destroying Avalon Research Paper

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    threatening. Ware been reading the novel ‘Destroying Avalon’ by Kate McCathery In this novel Avalon remains silent as she undergoes similar experiences. As Avalon and Marshall are both victims of systematic bullying, Avalon feels the need to remain silent to keep the trust between her only real friend, Marshall. As a result of Avalon’s silence, consequences followed such as Marshall’s tragic death. Avalon is regularly bullied the same way that Marshall is. Avalon is bullied by cyber bullies who keep their

  • Destroying Avalon Character Analysis

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    status. The novel examines in depth the predominant initiator of the conflicts experienced by Avalon. The sole instigator of the conflict she experiences is jealousy due to the abstruse envious feelings of the major antagonists named Alice and Sukey, one of Avalon's first friends as well as " Dragon Girl", the predominant perpetrator of the bullying Avalon is continually subjected to. Throughout the novel, Avalon experiences conflict with one of the popular girls named Alice who as a result of being envious

  • Destroying Avalon Alternate Ending

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    DESTORYING AVALON- (NEED TITLE) My arms clung onto him. A single tear ran down my face as my heart sunk. It had been months since I’d felt the warmth of his body but it felt like a thousand years had passed. I could barely remember the last time I was there. The long acres of grass as far as the eye can see… the beach where the waves were crashing into the shore, the warm, earthy smell of horses mixed with freshly cut grass. I wish I could’ve stayed here; it is my home and always will be. I was

  • How To Write Avalon High Essay

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    world is stupid and they are one of them because they are denying their own stupidity.” Books teach those who read them important life lessons, and it is important for young adults to have access to such books in order to positively shape their lives. Avalon High by Meg Cabot is a modern Arthurian reincarnation story mixed with humor, romance, and a strong female lead set in a suburban high school. Elaine Harrison, named after the Lady of Shalott from Lord Tennyson's Arthurian poem, is the daughter of

  • Analysis Of The Sword Excalibur

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    “Heroes can help us lift our eyes a little higher” (LaBarge). LaBarge is saying that heroes inspire us and because they inspire us, the sword Excalibur is popular in animation. Everyone searches for a person who can lead them, who possesses great power, and who can inspire them; the sword Excalibur is always wielded by someone who fits those traits. The powerful blade makes an appearance in the animation Soul Eater, Sword Art Online, and Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works, which takes different

  • Victory At Avalon Character Analysis

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    former movie director. Roy Elliot manages to make a movie titled “Victory at Avalon: The Battle of the Five Colleges” and some how it goes viral. Similarly, Frank Capra’s film, “Why we Fight” expresses a sense of understanding the meaning of wars. Films do not inevitably portray truth because they display what the film director views as important and beneficial for people to know. Both victory at “Victory at Avalon” and “Why we Fight” were created to inform the population of what was happening

  • The Leap Anna Avalon Character

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    pressure.” “The Leap” by Louise Erdrich is a story narrated by the daughter of one of its characters, Anna Avalon, a former trapeze artist. Anna displays many acts of what I’d call courage in this story as her daughter claims that her mother has saved her life at least three times. In this story we get to see how her mother saved her life multiple times and just how calm and collected she is. Anna Avalon fits under Ernest Hemingway’s definition of courage. Anna displays courage in the story multiple times

  • John Doe V. Avalon East School Board (2004)

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    Avalon East School Board, [2004] N.J. No. 426 (Nfld. S.C.T.D.). John Doe was a grade12 student at St. Michael’s high school in Newfoundland. He was sexual assaulted by his computer teacher, Mr. Neary, when he was taking a missed exam in a separate room.