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Aeneas the Devoted Hero In Virgils Aenied he illustrates the hero and central character Aeneas as a man who presents piety and duty This human emotion piety pietas in Latin is duty towards family country and gods Aeneas always fulfills his duty to his family his fated city and his gods This piousness is what keeps him going through the grueling journeys and challenges even when things are not going perfectly Pietas is the characteristic that makes Aeneas stronger through each trial as he makes personal sacrifices and never wavers from his duties to his family his country and most of all to the gods The complete devotion to Aeneas family is a commendable trait of piety Aeneas love for his kin is exemplified in his fleeing of falling Troy He was recalling his story to Dido about how when he realizes that there was no use fighting any longer and that he must leave Troy he hurries off to find his family Once he reaches his family he has his father Anchises on his shoulder Iulus his sons little hand in his own and Creusa his wife close behind as they head off for the ships When he reaches his destination at the funeral mound he realizes that his wife was missing Aeneas turns back alone into the city nothing for it but to run the risks again comb of all Troy and put his life in danger as before975-979 II His devotion to his wife was worth risking his life in order to bring her to safety As he frantically searches in endless quest from door to door1001 II for Creusa her ghost appeared to him and told to him that she cannot go with him because she was longer living but to go back to the family and that a special mission is ahead of him Personal loss is a tragedy that Aeneas must face as he ventures on to reach is
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