Greek Allusion Tale: Cupid And Psyche

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William Kong
Greek Allusions Workshop

Story: Cupid & Psyche
Source: Greek
Summary: Psyche is the most beautiful daughter of one noble king and was praised by the people for her supreme looks. Psyche’s beauty frustrated Venus (the goddess of beauty) and she forced her son cupid to shoot an arrow at Psyche to make her fall in love with a horrible monster. Cupid instead shot himself with one of his arrows, so when Psyche saw him, she immediately fell in love with Cupid, and the two lived happily ever after.
Commentary: Cupid & Psyche are similar to many of today’s fairy tales. Psyche was supposed to marry a horrible monster but instead she was locked away in a high tower until her husband Cupid came to rescue her. Many movies relate to the story of the princess locked in a tower waiting for her true love to come and save her. This is a classic fairy tale storyline that originated in Greek mythology and has come to be the plot of stories such as “Shrek” and “Sleeping beauty”. This allusion is based off of it’s focus on true love and love at first sight. Due to true love the old chemistry
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