Cassandra Essay | Apollo and Cassandra: Ancient Myth with Modern Meaning

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Apollo and Cassandra: Ancient Myth with Modern Meaning

Summary: The ancient Greek myth of Apollo and Cassandra, still has meaning in today's society. The key themes of the myth are prophesies that appear to be false but which come true (the "Cassandra Syndrome") and that you get back what you give.
The story of Apollo and Cassandra remains one of the most famous and influential tales in all of Greek mythology. While it has several variations, its core topics of prophecy and return gifts remain the same. (Fitton 1) The myth has a complex plot, with the motif of danger of arrogance being crucial to the understanding of the story. Due to the plot's nature, it remains a practical tale, both in its applications of the tale throughout literature, and its interpretations and warnings for life.

This myth has many applications throughout literature. Cassandra's characterization as a prophetess has sparked an entire subgenre. (Wilkinson 1) In fact, the term "Cassandra Syndrome," linked to this mythological tale, is applied to "predictions of doom about the future that are not believed, but upon later reflection turn out to be correct. (Wikipedia 1) Literature has spawned many prophets similar...

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