Aeneas's Role In The Aeneid

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I believe that Aeneas stays true to his duties through most of the poem, through upon meeting Dido, Aeneas gets distracted by her interest in him which in turn also distracts her from her own duties.
In start of the “The Aeneid” we read,
“Arms, and the man I sing, who, forc’d by fate,
And haughty Juno’s unrelenting hate,
Expell’d and exil’d, left the Trojan shore.
And in the doubtful war, before he won
The Latian realm, and built the destin’d town;
His banish’d gods restor’d to rites divine,
And settled sure sucession in his line,
From whence the race of Alban fathers come,
And the long glories of majestic Rome.
O Muse! The causes and the crimes relate;
What goddess was provok’d and whence her hate;
For what offense the Queen of Heav’n began
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It is his mission to migrate and also by being at war while trying to establish a homeland. However in this quote Virgil leaves out Aeneas’s name. I believe that Virgil, the author, does this to indicate that only the actions of Aeneas is of importance.
As the story goes on, we learn that a few things about Aeneas. He is not only considered to be an escapee, by which was led out of war by the god’s, but he is now also the leader to those that also fled Troy for Italy. Aeneas and his comrades go through many ordeals, one of which was right away when Juno sees the men sailing out at sea. Despising Trojans she has Aeolus, the king of the winds, stir up the sea causing three of the ships to crash. Making it through the rough sea Aeneas and the remaining ships head for the nearest land that they could spot, which was Libya, once ashore Aeneas climbs a mountain in hopes he’d see the ships, though he doesn’t he does spot some deer and shoots 7, one for each of his ships. Once he takes them down the shore the tells the
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