Women In Ovid's The Essential Metamorphoses

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In Ovid’s “The Essential Metamorphoses”, young men are presented in a way that they aren’t worthy of the title hero and that they portray the general idea in myth that men dominate over women which as a result shows the patriarchal society. Perseus is proves to be very unmanly by the way he uses the head of Medusa to end his battles with people. This is very coward like and also male dominated actions. Then he sees Andregen ad is immediately overwhelmed by her beauty that he must have her. She’s just an object that he desires to have in his possession. Assures to the parents that he is the most valid candidate for their daughters hand in marriage. Another example is Tereus, the Thracian king, is a prime example a young man who abuses his power

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