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Analysis of The Mists of Avalon. By: Olivia Spoon. How does retelling the Arthurian narrative through a feminist perspective shift the themes and focus of King Arthur, his knights, and Camelot? . Research Question.

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Analysis of the mists of avalon

Analysis ofThe Mists of Avalon

By: Olivia Spoon


Analysis of the mists of avalon

How does retelling the Arthurian narrative through a feminist perspective shift the themes and focus of King Arthur, his knights, and Camelot?

Research Question


The mists of avalon

  • Bradley’s retelling depicts how the issue of chivalry, masculinity, and the patriarchal system supported in Middle Ages Christianity influences the women of the Arthurian narrative (McClain, 197).

The Mists of Avalon

Analysis


The mists of avalon1

  • Mists of Avalon can be best understood as a feminist retelling of the Arthurian narrative that depicts the effects of the culture clash between patriarchal and matriarchal societies.

The Mists of Avalon

Analysis


Who tells the story

Who tells the story?

  • Arthur’s conception

  • Arthur’s rise as King

  • Formation of round table

  • Lancelot/Gwenhwyfar

  • Camelot’s fall

  • Igraine

  • Viviane/Morgaine

  • Morgaine

  • Gwenhwyfar

  • Morgaine


Patriarchal and matriarchal religions

Patriarchal and Matriarchal Religions

Christianity

Avalon (Celtic)

Open religion that affirms many gods

Affirms matriarchal society

Marriage

Religious leaders

Worship

  • Domineering religion that requires belief in one God

  • Affirms patriarchal society

    • Marriage

    • Religious leaders

    • Worship


Patriarchal and matriarchal religion continued

Patriarchal and Matriarchal religion(continued)

Critique of Christianity

Critique of Celtic religion

Viviane (also called Lady of the Lake and High Priestess of Avalon)

Her loyalty to the Mother Goddess and Avalon causes her to use family without considering their feelings or emotional suffering

  • Patricius (Camelot’s most powerful Christian priest)

    • His fundamentalism and misogyny forcefully removes the influence of Celtic tradition and abuses the female characters


The mists of avalon2

  • Bradley’s juxtaposition of matriarchal and patriarchal traditions calls for coexistence of both traditions, rather than the two warring against one another.

The Mistsof Avalon

Conclusion


Works cited

Works Cited

  • Bradley, Marion Zimmer. The Mists of Avalon. New York: The Ballatine Publishing Group, 1982. Print

  • Fry, Carrol L. “’What God Doth the Wizard Pray to:’ Neo-Pagan Witchcraft and Fantasy Fiction.” Extrapolation. 31.4. (1990): 334-347. Print.

  • Malory, Thomas. New York: W.W. Norton & Compant, 2003. Print.


Works cited continued

Works Cited (continued)

  • McClain, Lee Tobin. “Gender Anxiety in Arthurian Romance.” Extrapolation. 38.3 (1997): 193-199. Print.

  • Saunders, Corinne. “Religion and magic” The Cambridge Companion to the Arthurian Legend. Ed. Elizabeth Archibald and Ad Putter. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 200. 201-217. Print.

  • Tobin, Lee Ann. “Why Change the Arthur Story? Marion Zimmer Bradley’s The Mists of Avalon.” Extrapolation. 34.2 (1993): 147-157 Print.


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