The Role Of Love In Greek Mythology

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Everyone knows the story of Romeo and Juliet, two rival families that would never allow love to affix them. But as we know in today’s society, love wins. Romeo and Juliet, the star crossed lovers who brought the two rivaling families together, after many years of pain and bloodshed, the positive end results outweigh the bad ones. Similarly love plays a big role in most Greek Mythology stories; Love can be found in almost any Greek mythology story. In Greek Mythology by Edith Hamilton, love is essential to life because love can cause unity, victory, and consequences. As seen in the story Romeo and Juliet the death of the two cause the two families to unify.
The Trojan War is a story of death, love, and deception. This story starts out with
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In the story of Cupid and Psyche, love is found, along with trust. The story of Cupid and Psyche starts out with Psyche being the most beautiful of all her sisters. While her sisters are married, Psyche is still alone, admired but never loved. While being left on the mountain side she awaits the mean monster of a husband that the oracle of Apollo said she would receive. Instead, she is delivered into a palace of a house and at night she meets her husband, Cupid. Cupid is ordered to make psyche fall in love with an ugly monster. Instead of following orders, Cupid falls in love with Psyche. Psyche’s sisters visit her, while being there they interrogate Psyche about her new husband, it doesn 't take long for them to figure out that Psyche has never actually seen him. For this her sisters think that since he has never let Psyche see him that he must be a horrible monster. With that they tell Psyche to wake up in the middle of the night, light a candle, and then stab the monster. As Psyche proceeds to do so she discovers that is Cupid. Cupid awakes and sees that his wife is standing there with a knife and says QUOTEHERE Then climbs out the window and runs away. When Venus finds out she is furious and orders Psyche to do three seemingly impossible tasks to see if she is worthy of Cupid 's love. However Psyche is able to complete all but one of them. After that cupid and psyche live together forever because the Gods allow her to eat ambrosia. This story is an excellent representation of unity because even though the two lovers are said to either fall in love with an ugly monster or make the other fall in love with an ugly monster, they still do whatever they can to stay
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