In many of the tales of the Metamorphoses and other poems from Ovid, most notably the Heroides there is a recurring theme of rejected love. Thus in the poem of Narcissus and Echo, Ovid recycles this theme once again. The story speaks of Echo an Oread a (mountain nymph), who falls in love with the fair Narcissus, but through his pride he rejects her. Sadly, this tragic love story ends tragically for both characters. Ovid emphasises the motif of revenge for spurned love, by having Echo parallel the experiences of Narcissus. The combination of these two mythological characters is used by Ovid to explain the protagonist’s self obsession and vanity; therefore the two contrast each other. ...
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