Role Of Love In Ovid

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Love, Passion and the Difference Ovid portrays love in several different ways. In fact, most of his transformations or myths of origins came to be by the means of love and desire. He presents love as something that is beautiful yet tragic. He shows that love is extreme and makes those involved in it be blinded to negative aspects of their love and also makes them not see the consequences or how it will affect themselves and those around them. He describes this strong relationship between two beings as love plus passion and also solely as passion. Typical scenarios in Ovid of love span over many topics including rejected lovers such as gods chasing and mortals like, Daphne and Apollo, affairs with Zeus, incest love with Byblis for Caunus, …show more content…
Ovid shows through his myths that he has the perception that there is a hierarchy of love, starting with lustful passion, the most common and worst, and the types of love affairs tier up to sacrificial love, …show more content…
He covers almost, if not every, sector of love. These kinds of love were not only visible in Ovid’s society, but are a good reminders and representations of how love is even today because we are a flawed people and therefore our love is flawed. With our love we can hurt others and we can be hurt as well. When one is in love, not much else seems to matter and this is dangerous. With forbidden lovers, like Pyramus and Thisbe, all that they could see was each other and death was better than being apart. This caused them to lose their lives and caused the immense grief of others around them. Sometimes we are unable to see certain major flaws about a person that should definitely be seen and dealt with, like with Echo and Narcissus. Love is so often blindness for those involved and many other things and Ovid describes this truth well throughout his

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