Essay on The, The Odyssey, And The Aeneid

1430 Words May 30th, 2016 6 Pages
Through out the course of time woman have been said to be weak minded when is comes to ruling, because they are ruled by their emotions and most of all passion and love. Woman have been said to be the source to many of our problems During the reading of The lliad, The Odyssey, and The Aeneid the woman that have "caused the problems" were being told to do so by gods and goddesses. For Example in the lliad Helen was the "problem woman" in this story, however she never left Troy because Aphrodite/ Venus told her not to leave. This created more problems in the story because as we see in the Aeneid, Aeneas sees Helen and want to kill her because she caused the ten year war and then let the Greeks into Troy, who then slaughtered all the men they could find including King Prim who was so kind to Helen. Cleopatra would be a woman many men would say was ruled by her emotions leading to her suicide, but I have to disagree, Cleopatra was a very strong manipulative woman who had the men in her life wrapped around her finger. A strong example of that would be that of Mark Antony. The story of Cleopatra and Mark Antony started out with Antony cheating on his wife who then dies he then goes back to Rome to try and be a good Roman soilder once again and come to good terms with Octavius Ceaser. Therefore, in order to get on good Terms with the Creaser, Antony must marry Octavia, Octavius Creasers sister as an alliance between the two triumvirs. Cleopatra hears about this new alliance…

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