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antagonist
person who causes the conflict
Galatea
hated women-made a perfect woman (Pygmalion) on statue-fell in love with Pygmalion-married Venus in Cyprus
symbol
something tangible representing something intangible
Thisbe
youth who killed himself when he believed his love to be dead
Poseidon
(Neptune)-God of the sea, horses, and earthquakes
legend
story that has been handed down from generation to generation, but may have some real fact
theme
central message or insight into life
Cerberus
conflict
a struggle between two opposing forces-protagonist wants something but can't get it because of something else-man vs. man-man vs. nature-man vs. self-man vs. society
Psyche
one who learned the importance of trust-married Cupid
tone
attitude the author implies
Andromeda
protagonist
person who has the conflict
heroic tradition
legends which include the ideas of glory, nobility, justice, adventure, and loyalty
resolution
what the character has resolved to
Cupid
(Eros)-God of love; son of Venus-married Psyche
correct writing technique
start with topic sentence, wrapping up with clincher, all sentences go with paragraph
chivalry
code of brave and courteous conduct for knights in the Middle Ages
Zeus
(Jupiter)-father of all the gods and goddesses and ruler of Mount Olympus
Admetus
allegory
story where everything's mean to be symbolic-"The Masque of the Red Death"
epic poetry
long narrative poem that celebrates teh life of a hero who embodies values of a particular society
irony of situation
difference of what you expect to happen and what really happens
Minotaur
creature with a man's body and bull's head
man vs. man, man vs. nature, man vs. self, man vs. society
forms of conflict
Pygmalion
created by Galatea-"perfect woman" kept growing more beautiful
Venus
Icarus
Athena
(Minverva)-Goddess of wisdom and war
Labyrinth
created by Daedalus-maze leading down to the underworld
Hera
(Juno)-Goddess of marriage, children, and the home. Wife of Zeus
Daedalus
dramatic irony
we, as the audience, know something the characters don't know
Aphrodite
(Venus)-Goddess of love and beauty
falling action
right after climax-happens because of climax
Hephaestus
(Vulcan)-God of fire and craftsmen; forger of armor
Hades
(Pluto)-God of underworld-did not live on Mount Olympus
Hestia
(Vesta)-Goddess of hearth and home; sister of Zeus
verbal irony
saying one thing, but meaning another
Hermes
(Mercury)-Messenger between gods and mortals-god of commerce, travelers, adn thieves
Apollo
God of the sun
Hercules
had to perform 12 labors-to kill the Nemean Lion, to kill the Hydra, to bring back a live stag, to capture a giant boar, to clean out Augean stables, to fetch a savage bull, to get the man-eating mares, to bring back the girdle of Queen Hippolyta, to bring back cattle of Geryon, to bring back Golden Apples of Hesperides
Pyramus
maiden who was thought to have been eaten by a lion
Ares
(Mars)-God of war
initial exciting force
event that frist shows the conflict
Artemis
(Diana-Goddess of the moon and the hunt; patroness of maidens
exposition
background information-leads up to conflict
plot
actions in story, includes exposition, initial exciting force, rising action, crisis, falling action, and resolution.
rising action
all the things that lead up to the climax
crisis
decision protagonist makes