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The characters of the myth Cupid and Psyche humans and gods alike reveal hysterical emotions and reactions towards their concerns or wants In other words Rational reasoning often appears absent in the story line which in my opinion generates weakness and flaws in development of the relationship between the two leading characters From the tale we learn that Psyche is a beautiful princess so much so that the goddess Venus becomes exceedingly jealous With the intent to eliminate the threat to her she instructs her son Cupid whom some others call Love which is to later discuss in the paper to make her fall in love with a dreadful monster but even worse than the contrary to her expectations he not only fails but falls in love with the very threat to his mothers status He then becomes her intangible husband - in voices - visiting her only at night Psyches curiosity grows as days go by she could not help but disobey her unseen husbands orders - to not attempt to look at him - and in doing so she seems doomed to lose him Cupid escapes to his mother In Psyches search for her love she decides to go to Venus and then undertakes a series of cruel and evilly-plotted tasks that are set by her in which she succeeds in accomplishing with help in the hope of winning him back The author Lucius Apuleius tells us that in the end Cupid manages to rescue her from suffering and pleads their appeal to the gods In consequence Psyche is authorized to become an immortal the goddess of Soul and the lovers are married in heaven In ancient China the intellect regard a saint inferior to God as someone nearly flawless in knowledge temperament and personality and so forth whereas in this tale gods are first thought to possess infinite powers in various realms a frighteningly overwhelming force that submits the Universe
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