The Hosting Of The Sidhe Analysis

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With his wife, Georgie Hyde-Lees, Yeats also explored mysticism, since she experimented the psychic phenomenon called automatic writing. From the writes of his wife in this experiences, Yeats formulated theories about life and history and found that within each 2000 year era, emblematic moments occurred at the midpoints of the 1000 year halves. At these moments of balance a civilization could achieve special excellence, and some examples of this civilizations could be Athens, Byzantium, and the Italian Renaissance. Further, he likened these historical cycles to the 28 day lunar cycle, that after became a scheme of particular phases to specific types of personality, all of this being partially organized in his work A Vision (1925). All this atmosphere could be easily found in his works. One good example of how Yeats maintained his cultural roots, featuring Irish legends and heroes in many of his poems and plays is the poems “The Hosting of the Sidhe”.…show more content…
In his poems, Yeats brought this vision of different worlds, sometimes describing or just making allusion to this another world, beyond our comprehension. As part of the Irish legends too, it was very common stories about how the fairies can affect our world, influencing humans or bringing then to the other world. This is also the plot of “The Stolen Child”, another poem written by Yeats that rescues this belief. But, different from this one, where the “trick side” of the fairies take place, in “The Hosting of the Sidhe” we can see the seductive one, that calls the hero almost like the sirens in the
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