How Does Turnus Cause Aeneas New Rage

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Through the Aeneid, Turnus has been the cause of Aeneas’ new rage and caused Aeneas to undergo a improvement in his duty to found Rome and to kill any abomination that will prevent that. Which made Turnus a good opponent for Aeneas. Aeneas shows his ability to control his rage and channel it so that he can critically think about what to do in battle throughout the war. Turnus only shows what he’s capable of doing while Aeneas is gone from battle or not present in with his army meaning Turnus is nothing when is on the battlefield with Aeneas. Aeneas towards the end of the book notices that in order to submerge the latins to become romans, he has to teach them the hard way to submerge. Aeneas shows his ability to control his rage and channel it so that he can critically think about what to do …show more content…

Aeneas receives his armor from his mom on his visit to King Evander: “Aeneas takes delight / in the goddess’ gifts and the honor of it all / as he runs his eyes across them piece by piece”. (VIII. 727-729). Aeneas after coming back with his new armor and reinforcements from Arcadia, he finds out what happened during his abstinence. The sea nymphs which was his fleet gave him the information about how the war is going on and how the trojan ramparts is being sieged. When Aeneas gets back, he focuses on getting the latin army away from the ramparts. Aeneas is successful from getting the latins away from the ramparts and begins to turn the tides of the battle. During the battle, many died including young Pallas who is killed by Turnus. Aeneas finding out that Turnus kills Pallas goes on a rampage for the grief he feels for Pallas. But Aeneas learns to control the grief-rage when he kills Lausus saying: “And this, at least, / may comfort you for a death so cruel, unlucky boy: / you went down under the hand of great Aeneas”. (X. 980-982). Aeneas pity's the boy because

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