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is humanities fascination with the grotesque, unknown, frighting, inexplicable aspects of the universe
an event occurs that directly contradicts the expectations of the characters, the reader,or the audience
there is a contradition between what a character thinks and what the reader or audience knows to be true
the descriptive or figurative language used in literature to create word pictures for the reader
orpheus and eurydice
o marries e. e is killed by a snake, o goes to get her, he looks behind him, she goes back, he is killed by the women of thrace an his head is said to be still singing on the island of dlebose
after he was born he snuck out and stoll apolo's cattle. apollo was mad, but they traded for a turtlegod of messnegers, tricksters, theves;
god of healing, disease, mosaic, poetry, archery, protection of youth; baby from keronis raised to look after centars
cupid and psyche
cupid falls in love with phyche. she is blown by winds to live in castle, only interacts with him at night, she hide light to see his face, she looses him b/c of that
pyramos and thisbe
lived a wall apart, met at oak tree pyramos thought thisbe was killed, so he killed himself, she found him and did the same thing; why mullberries are red
kille medusa, and killed the man who kept his mom captive, killed moster, and ditched andromeda
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