The Exile of the Sons of Uisliu (7 of 8)
Publication Date: May 25, 2010
Chapter: English Literature During The Middle Ages
With the titular Sons of Uisliu having been summarily disposed of, Conchobor locks Deirdre up in his castle, where she promptly stops talking to him entirely. The silent treatment continues for around a year, during which time musicians are sent over to her cell to start some impromptu jam sessions. This is all in an effort not only to get her to speak, but also to get her to smile, as she's apparently been frowning the entire time. Now, as we all know, frowning uses more muscle power than smiling, so the Herculean effort required to frown almost constantly is fairly impressive.
Conchobor eventually gets rather frustrated with his silent bride, as the only things she ever speaks are long-winded poems about what a douchecanoe the king is. Assuming that the musicians are still hanging around, I can only assume that Deirdre's monologues are more like beat poetry, with her rapping over some medieval bongos.
Year: c. 8th Century • Info: Celtic Literature Collective
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