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    amounts of courage. Aeneas is easily angered by Lausus, and ruthlessly “drives his tempered sword through the youth, / plunging it home hilt-deep” (Aen. 10. 964-965). This exhibits a lack of courage, as he is “taunting” and “threatening” an individual much weaker and less powerful than himself. Correspondingly, Aeneas falls short of achieving justice by not exercising his wisdom as a commander of the Trojans. In the moments that Aeneas is deciding Turnus’ fate, he is not considering the benefits of saving the prince’s life. Showing mercy to Turnus could benefit Aeneas politically, as Turnus would be forever indebted to the Trojans. The tension between the two people groups could have been soothed if Turnus willingly allowed Aeneas to wed Lavinia. Amata, the queen of the Latins, would have also been more likely to accept Aeneas as a son-in-law if he allowed Turnus to live as an indebted man. Amata was “seething with all a woman’s anguish, fire and fury” over the prospect of Aeneas taking her daughter’s hand in marriage (Aen. 7.403-404). If Aeneas would have utilized his wisdom and examined the situation thoroughly, he may have created a stronger alliance between the Latins and Trojans, as well as gained a powerful ally in Turnus. Although the reader may have formed an opinion on Aeneas based off of the beginning of the epic, he or she will recognize the change that the Trojan undergoes as the tale progresses. Although he originally abides by justice in the beginning by…

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    own will/ and by the customs of their ancient god” [vii. 256, 270-271]. He explained the piety of his nation and their extreme hospitality while promising the strangers they “shall not lack the wealth of this rich land” [vii.343]. Immediately though, after Aeneas’ men had explained who they were, the king’s mind went to the thought of his daughter 's marriage. Lavinia was King Latium’s only surviving child with his wife, Queen Armata. Even though “latinus’ royal/ wife wished to see [Turnus] as…

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    Manipulation In Aeneid

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    failed attempts drove her to a stronger thirst for the end of the Trojans expedition. The core of furor led to Juno seeking to overturn fate, leading to the annihilation of many mortals. Juno bitterness towards the Trojans instigates a war in Italy against Aeneas. Italy is the land where Aeneas is expected to make his kingdom. The king Latinus makes a pact with Aeneas that he can take the land and offers his daughter Lavinia for marriage (should this be in marriage??). Virgil describes Juno…

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    Roman Women In The Aeneid

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    speak out against their husbands. Amata opposes the marriage of Lavinia, her daughter, to Aeneas. Her view is in direct opposition with her husband and King of Laurentum, Latinus. Not only does Amata have an opposing view but also she makes her view known as she speaks out against her husband. Amata was “burned with a will” (Virgil, 215) to have her daughter marry Turnus. She became possessed by her emotions that “her mind was seized by the flames within her spirit” and she was being as “wild as…

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    The Aeneid by Virgil, centered on the Trojan warrior Aeneas, tells the tale of a survivor’s journey to fulfill destiny by founding a new city for the Trojan refugees. While searching for this destined kingdom, Aeneas has a vision of his father Anchises and receives the “Rule of Law” which will dictate the actions of this new city’s inhabitants. The future city was to be structured on this rule, “To spare the defeated, break the proud in war,” (A. VI. 980) as well as rational thinking. During…

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    Women have long been portrayed as less of a human than a man. Somehow, due to the differences in physical structure, women are seen as underneath the bar of humanity as well as being portrayed as weak, unintelligent, and naturally required to be fully devoted to their male counterpart and maternity. Women, for centuries, have been referred to as property and were only worth what they could give to a man, whether it be monetarily or sexually. In Representing Lavinia, Carolyn Sales discusses a…

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    Lavinia Healthy Eating

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    “A healthy body is a guest-chamber for the soul; a sick body is a prison.” said Interviewee Francis Bacon. Healthy lifestyles are not just exercise, it actually involves healthy foods such as grain and meat. Many other factors attribute to having a healthy lifestyle and this can lead to treating depression. There is a problem with the people’s health and this is because many men and women disregard the idea of exercising because it either wastes their time or the person just does not have enough…

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    Her scarlet gaze left the bale of turtles idling on a rock to beyond the still, tenebrous waters, shadowed by a gathering of trees housing large debris arranged so by the officious wave that came ashore months earlier. Now those very trees lean, amongst toppled trees that lay about the lowland. During their last visit, a green meadow courted them, but now an almost bare, blemished landscape lay before them and Tabitha couldn’t help but reflect on what life before, and ever since the Lavinia…

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    "I can't believe that you've been drinking Lavinia Marie. This is absolutely the last thing you should be doing." Once the drunken bums were in the car, Flora climbed is with Mr. Darcy on her lap and she looked very sober, the complete opposite to Lavinia and Dan. Ruby jumped into the driving seat saying, "Come on, we need to burn some rubber if we're going to make the last ferry." They took to the road and Lavinia and Dan started singing drinking songs. Flora was struggling. She'd never…

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    Lavinia let out a screech that would have put goosebumps on any person that would have heard it. She flipped on the lights, turned toward the man that had cleared his throat, and began to back away from him towards the back door. “It’s no use trying to run through the back door. I barred it shut from the outside. You really do need to learn to lock the windows of your home, you made it much too easy for me to get inside.” Lavinia immediately recognized the man standing in her home, even though…

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