Consequences In Tales From Ovid By David's Tales From Ovid

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Everyone makes decisions and every decision has a consequence. A consequence is the aftermath of a choice. Consequences could be good, bad, or a little in between. These consequences happen because people are often affected by an others decisions. This causes others to take out their emotions on someone else. In the myth “The Rape of Proserpina”, Proserpina is raped and her mother, Ceres, hears about it and takes out her anger on Earth. In the next myth “Erysichthon”, Erysichthon decides to cut down a sacred tree even after he was warned not to, and is punished with infinite hunger. In the final myth “Phaethon”, Phaethon wants to prove to everyone that he is the son of Phoebus, the sun god, so he rides a fiery chariot even though he is advised not to and destroys earth in the process. In the novel Tales from Ovid by Ted Hughes, Ovid conveys that people's actions have consequences because other people or things can be affected by the decisions that people make. …show more content…
Cupid and Aphrodite plot a plan to kidnap and rape Proserpina by having cupid shoot Juno with an arrow. Juno becomes obsessed, so he sets out on his chariot to find her and eventually kidnaps her ; then he rapes her. Ceres hears about what happened and starts destroying things because she loves her daughter. The text states, “She ripped her hair in knots… She accused every country on Earth… She broke up ploughs with her bare hands, forbade the fields to bare a crop of any kind” (Hughes Pg 56). The emotion and love for Proserpina is clearly strong because of the use of imagery. Hughes paints this picture of destruction to make the reader feel the strong love that Ceres has for her daughter. He also tells the reader consequences by using imagery. The reader can clearly see how distraught and angry Ceres was because she had just found out her daughter was

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