Commentary: Aside from Odysseus infidelity, there is another problem he has that tends to cause g...
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...win either. Humans have the need to feel like there is someone who is in charge, and rightfully so. A ship without a captain is just a hulk of floating materials that can get nothing done because no one knows what to do or how to operate the ship. It’s obvious of how Aeneas is concerned with what is going to happen, so much so that his mother Venus uses the swans to show that no matter what has happened before, it only matter how it ends. Because Venus is such a watchful mother to Aeneas, he is able to secure Carthage as a place of rest for his followers and regroups with them. This entire chapter could be compared to how a parent must continually reassure a child that everything will be ok and sometimes they just need a little push in the right direction in order for something monumental to get done, such as when Venus basically forced Aeneas to interact with Dido.
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