DESIRE extracredit - English 4503-001 Desire The characters...

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English 4503-001 Desire The characters in the books we have read seem to carry on even in the face of danger, death, loneliness, and sadness. These men and woman triumph over the arduous tasks that the gods put in their path. These characters could not have overcome the adversities if they did not have the drive to accept their fate and keep going. Desire is an undeniable force that motivates the characters in The Odyssey and The Aeneid . In The Aeneid , it is Aeneas himself whose passion drives him through the underworld to see his father. Even though the Sibyl warns him of the difficulty of a mortal passing through the underworld, Aeneas does not hesitate. When he meets his father he tries to embrace him but his shade fades away. He tries three times, but each time was the same. Similarly in The Odyssey , Odysseus longs to hold his mother in the underworld, and he also tries in vain. They both know that it is impossible to touch something that is no longer alive, but the desire to feel a loved one’s embrace overcomes
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