Aeneid - • Venus tries to eliminate this threat and makes • Dito is powerless against the gods Portrayed as innocent even though she has guilt

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Aeneid Book 4 Contained tragedy of Dito Vocation and duty vs. desire o How they aren’t always in accord with private desires Fate Sympathy of Roman mission Aeneas is not simply the pure guy [villainous obstacles] Dito is overwhelmed by love for Aeneas (gods chose this; Juno wanted this first) Keep Aeneas in Carthage rather than in Rome o Prevent danger Juno is opposed to Trojans; Aeneas is for them Juno wants to prevent Aeneas and Trojans from getting to Italy and founding Rome
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Unformatted text preview: • Venus tries to eliminate this threat and makes • Dito is powerless against the gods. Portrayed as innocent even though she has guilt towards her husband. • Dito and Aeneas go into a “marriage” • Jupiter dispatches Mercury to remind Aeneas that his destiny lies elsewhere • Marc Antony – insane love for another queen he succumbed to (Cleopatra!)...
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