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Eros and Psyche
Transcript of Eros and Psyche
The myth we chose was Eros and Psyche.
As you saw in the brief re-enactment, Eros
and Psyche is the ultimate love story filled
with sacrifice and commitment. Today, we
are going to help you to understand the meaning
behind this tumultuous myth. Also, to realize the
love shared between both the main characters,
Eros and Psyche. In every story there's a protagonist and villain or antagonist and we are going to differentiate them and their powers. There always has to be a plot, a goal, and it has to follow the archetypes. As well as a critical response, where we now sit in the driver's seat and take control with our opinions. Of course, every good presentation has to end sometime with a riveting conclusion. We will start our Prezi presentation with the Synopsis.
Many myth's and stories have been written where after a few articles or reports they eventually lose their true meaning. These stories have no deep and exciting twists to them; they stay on the same path without losing focus. The predominant image is forbidden love.
Eros and Psyche has been passed down through many years. It is the ultimate love story between two people who come from different worlds. We think people are still interested in reading Eros and Psyche because it was the beginning of love and romance. In this generation, there are more and more books being written about undying love or vampires. When you have a selection of the same genre to choose from, you can stumble back and forth from book to book. However, when you have only one book to choose from you're thrown into reading it and that excitement and dread adds to the plot of the story and makes you like the book even more. Many popular books are made into blockbuster movies and that is how they keep being number one all over the world. With Eros and Psyche this did not occur, instead there was a statue of both the characters put into the famous Louvre Museum in Paris. Although, many modern television shows and movies are loosely based on this myth. This is how Eros and Psyche has been relevant all these years and still has a name for them self.
We believe the goal the story is trying to tell us is to follow the person you love no matter what because when Aphrodite made Psyche complete three very difficult tasks, Eros was always there by her side guiding her through, which is why this story is so powerful and gripping. Eros means the God of love and the son of Aphrodite. Psyche means the personification of the soul in the form of a beautiful girl. These two people form the greatest love imaginable and do whatever it takes to be together, even if that means going against everything and everyone. After all of the adventures, Eros and Psyche proved that they were a perfect couple. They went through the bad things, which was Aphrodite forbidding them to be together. As a result, they followed what they wanted and not what Eros's mother wanted and that is why the story of Eros and Psyche is still alive and being compared to love stories in the 21st century.
Do you think the story of Eros and Psyche will still be relevant 10 or 20 years from now? Why? THE QUESTIONS !!
In my opinion, I think that this myth successfully accomplished its aims. The aim of this myth was to portray a love story that tries to close the space between mortals and gods, and to create a complex love story, which this story clearly did. Therefore, the thematic components of the story were portrayed successfully. The literary components were also successful because the story was easy to follow, it was easy to understand and it was also easy to interpret. The story had no errors and it contained strong and meaningful vocabulary to further deepen it.
Educationally, the myth did a good job of illustrating the moral of the story. The moral was that love cannot work without trust. The myth depicted that moral well and it was easy to figure out the meaning. For example, Psyche didn't trust Eros when he said he would have to leaver her if she saw him, thus she created a problem between them. Lastly, this myth was great at creating an entertaining love story. Psyche was always curious and she always had to know what was going on around her, for example, when she had to find out what Eros looked like and when she had to know what was inside the box of beauty. Because she disobeyed and found out about these things, the love between Eros and her ran into a lot of obstacles. There was also tension between two characters; Psyche and Aphrodite. Because Psyche was so beautiful, more beautiful than Aphrodite, there was some conflict and jealousy going on, which added to the difficult romance. So because of all these successful components, the story overall was interesting, explicit, heart-throbbing and miraculously written. Eros and Psyche Psyche was so beautiful that as she grew up, people said that she surpassed Aphrodite. Hearing this, Aphrodite became furious and ordered her son to go and punish her. He filled two vials with sweet water of desire and the bitter water of repulsion. He poured the bitter water on her and overcome by love for her himself he poured the sweet water on her too. From this they both fell deeply in love together . There was only inequality way they could be together and that was if Psyche completed Aphrodite's tasks. At last because of Psyche's strength and faithfulness she won back Eros and Psyche became the goddess. Plot It would be Aphrodite vs. Psyche .
It would also be Psyche vs. Her sisters. External Conflict Synopsis
It would be Eros vs. Himself .
It would also be Psyche vs. Herself. Internal Conflict
Eros is the son of Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty, and psyche grows up to be such a beautiful women whom people say surpasses Aphrodite. Hearing this Aphrodite orders her son to go punish her but her son Eros falls deeply in love with Psyche. Structure (Introduction)
When Aphrodite finds out that psyche and Eros has fallen in love with each other, Aphrodite suggests an impossible mission to psyche and she announces that if psyche completed all the tasks she had asked for, which she doubts, she would allow them to love each other. With the help of unknown animals and creatures that Aphrodite does not know about, psyche completes all the tasks and Aphrodite gets furious. Rising Action Myth's Goal Introduction Critical Response
Eros sends Psyche into the high mountains and leaves her there . However, since Eros comes to the point where he cannot hold back his forbidden love for Psyche, he goes to her and tells her in the dark that they can be together only if she doesn't find out his existence and Psyche agrees. One day her sisters come to visit Psyche and when they hear that Psyche has not seen her husband's face, they tell her that he might be the monster. Psyche denies at first but starts to have doubts herself. Without being able to keep her promise with Eros, Psyche unveils her husband and finds out that it's Eros. Eros leaves her since she broke the promise and because he believes that love cannot exist without trust. Climax
At last, Psyche wins Eros back because of her strength and faithfulness, Eros takes Psyche into the heavens and Psyche becomes a goddess, to live with Eros forever. Conclusion Protagonists:
The protagonist is Psyche.
The protagonist can also be Eros . Characters: Antagonist:
It would be Aphrodite. Dynamic character:
The dynamic character would be Psyche. Static character:
It would be Aphrodite. Mood or Atmosphere:
It is love and romance .
It is also hatred . Setting:
The only setting that was mentioned within the story is the high mountains that Psyche was sent to when Eros had gone to Apollo for help since he loved her so much but couldn't love her because of his mother. Theme:
It is to never give up until you see the end.
It is also how love and faith . The End http://www.google.ca/imgres?hl=en&sa=X&biw=1138&bih=707&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&tbnid=JWqav9TwJzpNHM:&imgrefurl=http://paleothea.com/SortaSingles/Aphrodite.html&docid=3Pz42PdXxNoWqM&imgurl=http://cdn.paleothea.com/Pictures/AphroditePearlsDraper.jpg&w=465&h=1000&ei=rIp0UIedNZSv0AGi2YHwDg&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=219&sig=117499592843353703265&page=1&tbnh=151&tbnw=70&start=0&ndsp=23&ved=1t:429,r:8,s:0,i:162&tx=9&ty=80 http://www.google.ca/imgres?hl=en&biw=1138&bih=681&tbm=isch&tbnid=HhT2s5CyAOJ59M:&imgrefurl=http://www.hranajanto.com/goddessgallery/psyche.html&docid=9fPNTAtYVlNktM&imgurl=http://www.hranajanto.com/goddessgallery/pgfx/psyche-400.jpg&w=400&h=421&ei=EYt0UKCBGIjt0gHIp4Ag&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=596&vpy=181&dur=193&hovh=162&hovw=154&tx=126&ty=89&sig=117499592843353703265&page=1&tbnh=146&tbnw=139&start=0&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:4,s:0,i:120 http://www.google.ca/imgres?hl=en&biw=1138&bih=681&tbm=isch&tbnid=pIEWvVjTW1-wsM:&imgrefurl=http://www.kusadasi.tv/greek-goddess-eros.html&docid=-vUGxINj5iqYeM&imgurl=http://www.kusadasi.tv/wp-content/uploads/eros.jpg&w=257&h=367&ei=Pot0UNLcLrSy0AHk8YDYDw&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=187&sig=117499592843353703265&page=1&tbnh=134&tbnw=95&start=0&ndsp=23&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0,i:140&tx=56&ty=122 Aphrodite psyche Eros bibliography Why we study myth REASON gives clear idea of another culture we can understand the people and the motivations We can understand how our culture customs developed. Is mythology still relevant today? In the Greek myths there are a hierarchy of gods above the earth (Mount Olympus) and below the earth (Hades). general pattern in most ancient societies up until the rise of Judaism and later Christianity. something radical and important happened at this time to effect such a change in human thinking. mythology makes for fascinating reading and is the basis of many modern themes in literature, movies and plays. Is mythology still relevant today? THE MYTH CYCLE THE HUMAN LIFE CYCLE