Ovid Essay 1 - Jason Nuss 3/5/2008 Essay #1 Ovid's View of...

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Jason Nuss 3/5/2008 Essay #1 Ovid’s View of Youth Ovid’s views of the youth in the Metamorphoses were that the young had brave and adventurous traits but were very irresponsible and naive. This is displayed in the myth of Phaethon when his father Helios the sun god let Phaethon drive his chariot. Another myth exemplifying the irresponsible and adventurous youth is Icarus and his wax wings given to him by Daedalus. Phaethon and Icarus’ irresponsibility are very similar in nature other than the fact that they are both young. In both instances they are flying too extremely in the sky, Icarus’ wings melt and Phaethon scorches the sky. Perhaps Ovid thinks that the young do not know how to drive well and is showing this in flight, but even if this is not so the adventurous nature of both of these characters caused their deaths. Also, both characters were given their ability to fly from their fathers, which Ovid may be trying to portray fathers as people who try to make their sons do something before they are ready to do it. It is possible that Ovid is telling us something about
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Ovid Essay 1 - Jason Nuss 3/5/2008 Essay #1 Ovid's View of...

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