Love At First Sight Is A Romantic Encounter Essay

1260 Words Oct 15th, 2016 6 Pages
The ancient world, a time of the monarchies with kings and queens or dictatorships that arrange marries for the princes and princesses to live life’s full of riches, honor and power, but most of the time not full of love. The ancient world is not commonly pondered about, when stories are told of what marriages and love consisted of ages ago? Ancient fairytales, such as Prince Charming and Cinderella, lead you to believe at a young age that marriage is a romantic encounter. Love at first sight is a belief of ancient fairytales. For instance, when you see that one person, you experience an emotional feeling and know they are the one. Unfortunately, not every guy is a prince charming and not every girl is a Cinderella. However, in the ancient world marriage was not ideal and definitely not a fairytale. Some marriages were out of love, when some were out of sin. Most marriages were binding and arranged, the spouses were put together by their guardians. Ancient stories from around these times illustrate to the readers that this holds true. As an example, the Tragedy of Oedipus the King illustrates to the readers that not all marriages are two unrelated people loving each other. The ancient tale of The Tragedy of Oedipus the King began with the birth of a baby boy, that was prophesied to kill his father and marry his mother. This knowledge influenced the queen to make her decision to murdered her child. A shepherd saved the boy by giving him to the family of Corinth. The boy was…

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