12.3.07

12.3.07 - Myth and Philosophy 12/3/07 Apuleius, `Cupid and...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Myth and Philosophy 12/3/07 Apuleius, ‘Cupid and Psyche’ Why did Apeuleius devote almost one-sixth of this novel The Golden Ass to the story of Cupid and Psyche? I. Parallels between Lucius and Psyche a. All the inserted tales in The Golden Ass in some way reflect themes or situations of the main story b. Example: the first inserted tale, told to Lucius by a fellow traveler, is the story of a man whose life was ruined because he got involved with a witch in the very town to which Lucius is traveling. c. What parallels are there between the story of Lucius and the story of Psyche? i. Oth are young people from good families, with all the advantages… ii. …. iii. …. d. What fault og Psyche results in her downfall? i. Curiosity: her sisters persuade her to ignore her husband’s warnings and to get a looks at him against his will ii. Lucius’ downfall is also cause by his curiosity: he’s keen to spy on a witch, despite repeated warning to stay clear of them 1. Ecphrasis: description of a statue group at the house of his
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course CLAS 131 taught by Professor James during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

Page1 / 2

12.3.07 - Myth and Philosophy 12/3/07 Apuleius, `Cupid and...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online