Violence In Ovid's Metamorphoses Literary Analysis

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In Ovid’s Metamorphoses, violence plays an important role when humanity turn against the gods. The beginning of the third age begins with “crueler nature” and “savage warfare” (170) which make humans think they can defeat the gods like in the story “Wars with Giants.” The Giants become chaotic when they soon realize that they can be “harmful and greedy” (189-190) like humans so they attempt to overthrow Jove which backfires against them. Jove uses all his power to destroy the Giants for thinking they can put the mighty Jupiter out of his place. Ever since the evolution of four ages started, both humans and gods have to use violence to fight for their rights or punishment. Humans and the gods both have the same mentality that they are better

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