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Sandhu 1 The Aeneid The novel Aeneid written by Vergil is great story of Aeneas the son of Trojan Prince Anchises and the goddess Venus Aeneas has valiantly defended Troy until it was burnt down by the Greeks after ten of war Now the oracles prophesize a destiny for him as the founder of the city state Rome where he must lead his son Ascanius as he is called and the remaining Trojans who have fled their citys ruin The characterization setting theme plot and symbolism are all important parts of analyzing this novel Aeneas the son of a mortal Trojan Prince Anchises and the goddess Venus Aeneas has valiantly defended Troy until the Greeks burned it down after ten years of war O Queen By Heaven ordained to found This city and curb the unruly tribes with law Thee we poor Trojans blown oer every sea Implore O save our ships from shameless fireI 14 Aeneas rapidly keeps asking Gods for to help him and his group out Aeneas is pictured in the Iliad where he is rescued repeatedly by the gods His depiction in this tale is a little more noble Aeneas is empowered by the gods with the task of leading the Trojan refugees from their destroyed city to Italy where they will make the beginning of an empire His status as a hero is different than the status of the Greek heroes Aeneas is a social hero He is responsible not only for winning his own glory but also the glory of his father and son representing the past and the future His failure with Dido and his slaying of Turnus reiterates that he may be the son of a god but he is human He does all the great things of the Homeric heroes he wages war gets lost at sea and travels to the underworld His endeavors however are controlled by a strict fate that constantly redirect his
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