Coli paper ovid - Natalie Nunez World Literature(COLI 110 Matt Englund Women and Sex in the Metamorphoses A Tragic Hopeless Love Story In

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Natalie Nunez World Literature (COLI 110) Matt Englund Women and Sex in the Metamorphoses : A Tragic, Hopeless Love Story In Metamorphoses women play have stereotyped roles. They have one of two roles and that is either of a virginal, innocent girl or an evil woman. As the virginal stereotype, as played by Daphne, the woman is vulnerable and, for the most part, powerless, as they usually get raped. Not only are fallible, mortal men performing the task of treating women as pleasure toys, with no real regard for their personal wishes, but so are the gods. Mortal women and goddesses alike are falling victim to the men. In the very first story which includes an imbalance in sexual power is when Apollo falls in love with Daphne (Book I), thanks to a vengeful Cupid. A virtuous Daphne is also under Cupid’s spell, but instead she retreats from Apollo. This is followed by the pursuit of Daphne by Apollo, an almost hunting of the prey. Daphne is helpless and asks her father for help, and soon thereafter turns into a tree so that Apollo may not take her. But, still,
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course COLI 110 taught by Professor Englund during the Fall '07 term at Binghamton University.

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