A String in the Harp Themes

Nancy Bond
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Language

One of the main themes of the novel is language. There is a big difference between the English language and the Welsh language, and the Morgan children are forced to muddle through it. All of the children feel like they are leaving their past behind, including their dead mother, and starting afresh with their new country and new language, which is why all three, at least momentarily, rebel against the new language. Language is also important to the theme of storytelling in the novel. Because Welsh did not have a written language for thousands of years, the people relied on the use of bards, like Taliesin, to record national history. The bards were called to remember the great stories of the nation, particularly battles, to preserve national history for generations to come. When people learned to write, they soon began to record the Welsh stories, but many were...

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