Anger In The Aeneid

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Anger is a common characteristic for the human race. Whether it be over something fixable or not, anger can destroy a person. We see this in the legends of the protagonist in the Aeneid by Virgil and the Eumenides. The fury of Aeneas in the Aeneid differs slightly from that of the Furies from the Eumenides. In the two different accounts, they both released their anger with violence against the intruder. However, the Furies eventually let go of their built-up anger and hatred while Aeneas continues to carry this burden with him. “‘Watch me in this fight, you’ll learn how to get things done.’” said Aeneas before he traveled to meet Turnus in the fight for Lavina’s hand in marriage. Aeneas was not use to having to fight for women; he was the “source of the Roman race,” after all. Aeneas was also outraged because Turnus had killed Pallas, whom was entrusted to Aeneas’ care and guidance. Aeneas’ had plenty of motivation for wanting to fight Turnus, but being a fearsome warrior he wanted peace. He wanted both nations to be able to leave this fight in ceasefire as he asked the gods when praying beforehand. After both sides had prayed and the sacrifice had been made finalizing their pact, Aeneas and Turnus were ready…show more content…
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