Metamorphoses Essay | The Metamorphoses Ovid

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The Metamorphoses Ovid

Summary: Analyzes selections from the Metamorphoses Ovid, focusing in part on the four functions of a myth: cultural insight, religious insight, models for behaviors, and insight into human psychology.
From reading The Metamorphoses Ovid it was very evident that the Metamorphoses is a complete myth and includes descriptive examples of all functions in each and every myth. Though the Metamorphoses has been altered to be a more entertaining book of myths, it still includes the original story and needed functions to be a myth. I believe the reason for this is because Ovid's main purpose for his book was to entertain Augustus and convince him to lift his banishment from Rome. To do this Ovid had to add a twist of Roman theatre, which is more passionate dramatic and entertaining than the Greek, keep the original basis of the myth intact, and include the 6 functions of a myth. Although Ovid was more worried about entertaining the people than keeping the 6 necessary functions obvious to an ordinary reader's eye, his stories included wit, insight, humor, sophistication, as...

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