scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 985
The Meaning of Suffering in Job and The Aeneid Throughout Virgils Aeneid and Job from the Old Testament great obstacles block the paths of the protagonists Mental and physical anguish is placed upon Job and Aeneas Though both men suffer extreme pain the extent and content of the tribulations are different Jobs suffering is placed upon him without provocation Aeneas also believes his pain is so great and unmerited Virgil 289 Junos hatred towards the Trojans however is fueled by many things such as the descent of the Trojans from Jupiters illegitimate son and the fact that the Trojan people are fated to destroy Carthage her favorite city God takes away everone deat to Job He is physically alone except for Eliphaz Bilad Zophar and Elihu These men although they are the only people to speak to Job offer very little sympathy They blame him for his misfortune and tell Job that he has probably angered God to an extent that his punishment is deserved Aeneas though has the companionship of his men and other friends which help him along his journey Not only are his men friendly and admiring of Aeneas they are on his side They help him on his journey They are all fighting for the same cause This fact alone makes Jobs misfortune more taxing Their mental anguish is not limited to matters of this world Each man is faced with dillemas concerning their spiritual beliefs Though he begs and calls to God for an explanation Job receives nothing This causes alone causes more mental anguish than anything else that happens in either work Jobs family is exterminated he is pile of fermenting flesh and he has no sign from God as to why this is happening Job does not even get omens or other supernatural signals to assure him of God existence Aeneas though receives security
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA