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    leads him to believe that she is dead, although she is not. He then raises his sword and stabs himself so that way he will not have to live without his beloved. “ It was I who killed you, he said ... He drew his sword and plunged it into his side.” ( Ovid 489) Both couples ultimately killed themselves but the men in retrospect did it differently under different…

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    The body is a form of art that extrapolates ones identity. It is through the identity of the body, that the society dictates the treatment of individuals. Ovid declares in his opening statement of the Metamorphoses, “to tell of bodies changed into new forms.” The body is consistently changing or shape-shifting, like the Greek characters, thus changing ones identity. And with the change of identity come the change of treatment of the self. Ovid’s proposition in his Metamorphoses, In the Flesh by…

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    Claim: In the ancient greek story “Pyramus and Thisbe” by Ovid the gender roles are very basic and socially acceptable he makes the woman a damsel in distress and the male the “hero” who bravely sacrifices himself in an act of true love .Shakespeare transformed Pyramus and Thisbe in to Romeo and Juliet and gave it a whole new meaning satirizing on the gender roles ,making the female character independant and the male character tender hearted this occurs in the Elizabethan era when males…

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    In 1760, Oliver Goldsmith wrote, “Our greatest glory is, not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” In other words, Goldsmith argues a person must make a mistake to know how to correct and accomplish a worthwhile task. When considering a person’s desires, a person might indulge in a desire due to the lack of understanding on how to refrain properly from such a temptation. Once he or she gives into a desire, the person can fully see the consequences and adjust his or her wrongful…

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    Everyone makes decisions and every decision has a consequence. A consequence is the aftermath of a choice. Consequences could be good, bad, or a little in between. These consequences happen because people are often affected by an others decisions. This causes others to take out their emotions on someone else. In the myth “The Rape of Proserpina”, Proserpina is raped and her mother, Ceres, hears about it and takes out her anger on Earth. In the next myth “Erysichthon”, Erysichthon decides to cut…

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    mythology belief as well, for example in the King James Bible (book of genesis 2:24) it says “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh”. In my opinion this verse summarizes what Ovid does with the myth of love in the metamorphoses, when Ceyx and Alycone are both turned into a birds as it says in book XI “The gods changed both to a birds; the same strange fate they shared, and still their love endured, the bonds of wedlock…

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    and trusted in the gods as much as they did. I also think it teaches a lot of morals that people of many centuries have followed. The texts that I will be analyzing are, Tantalus by Homer, Prometheus by Hesiod, Sisyphus also by Homer, and Arachne by Ovid. All of these myths are from the Ancient Greek times. In the myth of Tantalus by Homer, the theme of ‘Punishment from the gods’ is very relevant. Tantalus was the son of Zeus, he committed a lot of mild crimes but because of his relation to…

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    diminished (Ovid 1.15). The two survivors asked the gods for help and were able to repopulate the earth. However, their repopulation of the earth is much different than the ways told in the first two stories: They were told to cover their heads, loosen their clothes, and throw stones behind them—which turned into humans (Ovid 1.17). In this story, no animals were saved; the earth spontaneously created animal life forms, and eventually nature, when heat and moisture mixed and conceived (Ovid…

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    than anything in life. Christine de Pizan, fights to change these much too standard views of women in her book, The City of Ladies. In one particular part of the story, Christine de Pizan questions Lady Reason asking why so many great authors such as Ovid, “who is considered to be the greatest of all poets”(Christine de Pizan, Book 1, 20) for their time, made so many derogatory terms regarding all women in his writings. Christine de Pizan is using this story to express her opinion on the…

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    Some may say that this is an act of disrespect, but that is simply false. The Parthenon does show Jove in a sculpture of the birth of Athena on the east pediment of the building, which is actually the front of the building. The fact is that the Parthenon was built to honor Athens’ patron goddess: Athena. The west pediment of the building is an aetion for how Athens got its name: Athena named it after herself after winning the contest. The sculpture, which was created long after this original…

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