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In Ovids Metamorphoses he talks about the theme of transformation and change in all of his stories which he acquired from the Greek and Roman mythology The two stories that most resemble transformation is the story of Callisto and Semele and The Birth of Bacchus In both these stories Ovid shows how Juno a jealous goddess transforms two young women for having cheated with her husband Jove Ovid writes vividly on how Jove continually cheats on Juno and the way she punishes his victims Ovid illustrates the comparison and contrast through each story of transformation Both stories Callisto and Semele and The Birth of Bacchus are similar because Juno is a very envious goddess and punishes the victims of her husband Jove To show that she is of the higher power she tries to destroy their lives to make them pay for what they have done Both cases are very similar because Juno wants one thing revenge She hates the fact that her husband Jove is always cheating on her and she cannot do anything to him because he is a god so she takes her anger out on the mortals Both stories are similar for the fact that Jove did cheat on his wife with both women They also were pregnant by Jove which angered her a lot Ovid explains clearly and writes brilliantly how Juno gets her vengeance on the ones she hates In Callisto story Juno transforms Callisto into a bear for being so attractive making Jove rape her Juno is a very jealous goddess and knows that her husband Jove is always cheating on her Although Callisto is the rape victim Juno doesnt care and feels as though she should be punished and turns her into a bear Right before Callisto is transformed she gave birth to a son named Arcas One day Arcas would go into the woods and encounter his mother the bear Not knowing its
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