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    Themes Of Juno

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    captures the ups and downs of teen pregnancy and was a surprising hit. This film, Juno, has been called, “a sharp-edged, sweet-centred, warm-hearted coming-of-age movie that’s always just that little bit smarter than you think it is,” by Andrew Male (n.d., para. 9). It is directed by Jason Reitman and was released in 2007. From the start, it brought a fresh twist to the idea of teen pregnancy. According to The New York Times, Juno could be compared to the popular MTV show, 16 and Pregnant, but “could not be further from the kind of hand-wringing, moralizing melodrama that such a condition might suggest” (Scott, n.d., para. 1). Throughout this movie, intertwined themes…

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    seems as if Aeneas is being dragged into his destiny until he finds the Roman value fides in Dis. He is a hero of some sort, but not one of validity. Instead, he is but a piece of putty, being stretched across the poem as he is the seas. The secondary characters in this poem are as, if not more important than the main character Aeneas. Juno, his antagonist, is well-defined, powerful, and consistent, whereas Aeneas loses his consistency along the way. There is a clear line that shows when Turnus…

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    Pride In The Aeneid

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    The god Juno does not like the Trojans and will do anything he can to hinder their journey of founding Rome. He put giant storms to throw them off course. At one point in the story Aeneas ends up crashing and landing in the city of Carthage ran by Dido who is the queen and founder of that province. Since Aeneas mother is Venus the queen of love she makes Dido fall in love with Aeneas so that she will welcome him in and take care of him and his men, instead of waging a war. Aeneas starts to love…

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    Manipulation In Aeneid

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    of the goddesses forces Aeneas through adversity and misadventure. The antagonist Juno, a powerful divine goddess, driven by resentment allows emotions to dictate her decisions to intervene in Aeneas fate. Virgil’s Aeneid, offers a stereotypical representation of women in power. The epic exposes that women in power tend to allow their emotions dictate their actions, are quick to react and leading to destruction…

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    in the decision processes of the mortals of the Aeneid. “Primordial Earth and Juno, Queen of Marriage, give the signal and lightning torches flare and the high sky bears witness to the wedding, nymphs on the mountaintops wail out the wedding hymn. This was the first day of her death, the first of grief, the cause of it all” (Virgil 133). The god Juno was convinced that the love that would result from the coupling of Aeneas and Dido would work to accomplish her goal of halting the founding of the…

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    The readings I’m going to use to compare values are Antigone, Aeneid, and Beowulf. Each of these stories have very strong leading characters, which whom poses values, such as, duty, courage, and compassion. Each story has someone who represents a hero; Antigone, Aeneid, and Beowulf are all considered hero’s in their own respective stories. Antigone is considered to be the most well rounded story when it comes to containing all four values discussed at the beginning of this paper. Antigone has…

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    of showing anguish and sorrow, it only proves more about Jupiter’s indifference to humans. He only cares about his son Hercules and has no feelings towards the hundreds of people he’s had a hand in killing. She cites the tenth book of The Aeneid in a block quote of the interaction between Jupiter and Hercules, which gives the reader a first hand look at what Jupiter’s exact words are, Latin and English, and then proceeds to explain the different stances on them. She cites several scholars that…

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    Aeneid and Song of Roland both feature strong, heroic men. Aeneas faced the dilemma in which he needed to have order and needed to find a place to settle and call home, all while Juno brought chaos to his life. Roland on the other hand, had two types of dilemmas one regarded more towards his behavior; he had a temper and was arrogant. The second with his step-father, Ganelon, whom was a traitor to his people. In the end: “… the French advised that Ganelon should die a death of torture” for his…

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    This example of Juno is shown in both The lliad and The Aeneid, Juno has been againt Troy since Paris choose Venus over her in a beauty contest. This example in a way shows that woman are ruled by their emotions. Dido is a great example of a powerful woman, but is sadly labled as a woman who was ruled by her emotions as well. All of Dido`s great accomplishments are over shaddowed by the extensive meaures she went to when Aeneas left her. Dido was a very powerful woman during her time, she was…

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    Do you ever feel like people put everything on the line for love, and then it be for nothing? Aeneid book IV by Virgil is the main text that this essay will be focused on. Aeneid was about this crazy queen Dido that has recently lost her husband. This does a number on her mentally and to worsen her state she gets into a love affair with a fellow named Aeneid. To get to the point they have this relationship in a cave for a while to try to combine their kingdoms, but then Aeneid tries to pull out…

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