Metamorphoses Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Essay Topics

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Essay Topic 1

Ovid's speech and use of poetry in the text is for a specific purpose. Explain why Ovid chose to write his text in this way, and what was accomplished by the use of poetic language and form. Finally, explain what Ovid stated directly about his words in the epilogue of his novel.

Essay Topic 2

Many mortals throughout the novel chose not to bow down to the power of the Olympian gods. Choose one defiant mortal from the novel and explain why he chose to stand up to the gods. Then, explain what happened as a result of the mortal's defiant behavior.

Essay Topic 3

After the flood, there were very specific instructions given to the survivors as to how the world should be repopulated. Explain how the two survivors came to be selected, describe their instructions for re-population, and describe the survivors' reaction to their instructions.

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