Anindividual’s characters portray a lot, and people can make adeduction about a person depending on his or her behavior. Peoplewill never display similar characters since they are not equal. Acase in mind is for , the son of Achinese, the main protagonistin Aeneid. This context shall primarily focus on characters,patriotism and God fearing nature and the dreams he has for his land.
,the son of Anchineses, is the main protagonist is who has thecharacter of a real hero and an ideal Roman ruler as seen in isnumerous involvements. His mission toward the country is forprosperity. He embodies the Roman virtues and truthful servant. Thevarious characters shown by this man are enough to convince that heis an ideal Roman ruler (Young 153).
Heis optimistic. He never loses his sight of the goals despite thechallenges he undergoes to fulfill his duty of being the servant ofpeople and his gods. He confirms that he dedicated to fulfilling hismission. He openly informs Dido that he is duty bound. The adversityhe undergoes in his line of duty never makes him lose faith in hiswill of the fate. The faith of this main character become reinforcedmore when he sees the temple built to honor Juno (Quinn 192). He thengained hope and the safety to trust his destiny. When andTrojan performed the funeral rites for Polydorus, he went ahead toseek counsel from the gods when Trojans were leaving the country.Through other gods, received the Apollos prophesies. TheTrojan hearth gods inform to leave for Italy. Calaeno, theleader of the Harpies, `s taken the initiative to speak about theApollo’s prophecy concerning the future of the great . Whenthe Revelation unraveled to him, he does not lose hope about themission he is supposed to fulfill. He does not care about theobstacles awaiting him all he cares is fulfilling his mission. Itclearly indicates that he is determined and optimistic with life.
Accordingto Quinn (192), is patriotic. He ensures availability of basicnecessities for his people immediately they got a harbor with theNorth African Coast of the Libya. He ensured that they got food andnobody slept on an empty stomach. He provided comfort to them andmotivated apart from reminding them of their destined homeland. Hebecame more comfortable with his duty as the leader. When wasin Thrace, he told his people that he plotted out on the curved shoreof the walls of the colony. The fate attempted to oppose it, but hedevised the name that stated that Aenedeae for his people and hisnation that are. He took the mandate to divide the land into thehomesteads to instill security among the people and avoid chaos.Polydorus attempted to advise him to leave alone the Thrace, but hefirst consulted the other leaders if they accepted it (Young 153). Heavoided the abuse of his power.
Thepeople generated trust in his leadership, and they never questionedhim. They knew he was on the right track. They knew that couldconsistently make the appropriate decision ever. During the games, hedeclared Euryalus as the winner of the game named foot race. Thedeclaration occurred though Salinas had been stripped by Nisus.Nobody questioned him. He gave the gifts to all the people whoparticipated in the athletes. It showed his savvy as a leaderillustrating all the right and good things each and every time. Hecontinues to play his role of real leadership even after Trojansarrived at Lavinia. He could as well send the gifts to Latinos andput the city in order. He only requested the Latinos to provide amodest settlement for the homes of the gods, as well as the stripthat did not harm anyone. He as well asked for the water and air tobe free to each. Indeed, significantly portrays patriotism(Young 153).
Accordingto Stevens (540), is responsible respectful. The roleof birth father, as well as the son, is witnessed in his character.He got described as a father, . He fully respects his fatherand the same is also devoted to his child. He took the mandate tocarry his father on his back during the fall of Troy. At the sametime, he held his son`s hand and made their way to the rendezvouspoint. His parental responsibility directed to his son are wellillustrated in the book (White 364). The Trojans are also left in hishands as well as Roman`s future. He maintains the respect to hisfather by celebrating the anniversary of his father`s death. Heoffers the sacrifices to the gods and holds the athletic games.Anchises death does not deter him from respecting his father. When hevisits the underworld, the pietas he has for Anchises signifies hislove to the father. He is asked how his loyalty to the father countedon him to conquer his journey. His son then resumes theresponsibility. He respects his role and makes all the attempts tofollow his footsteps. Great love existed between and thefather as well as the son (Stevens 540).
Heis an immortal man as well as God fearing. shows humanqualities when he experiences overwhelming grief at the point when hefails to find his wife Creusa during the fall of the Troy. He feelssome sought of discouragement when his feet get struck by the storm(White 364). He becomes uncertain about the course of the action. Hethen gets torn between his love for Dido and his requirements tofulfill the mission ahead of him. It signifies immortal. He alsomeans his God-fearing character when he presents the golden boughfrom a tree to enter the underworld, and also because his purposewith his spear is quite steady. His can of being submissive ton thegods enables him to win the battle and achieve his goal of building acity where his fellow citizens will face peaceful and ordered lives(White 364).
Inconclusion, this context has highlighted character traits.Indeed, he is a real Roman ruler. The nature of optimism was wellillustrated and showed how he had faith despite the challenges hewent through. The character of patriotism,responsibilityand respect are also well eleborated. He is also immortal and Godfearing. is the real man to emulate.
Quinn,Kenneth. LatinExplorations (Routledge Revivals): Critical Studies in RomanLiterature.Routledge, 2014.
Stevens,Benjamin Eldon. "Virgilian underworlds in AS Byatt’s TheChildren’s Book." ClassicalReceptions Journal8.4 (2016): 529-553.
White,John J. Mythologyin the modern novel: a study of prefigurative techniques.Princeton University Press, 2015.
Young,James O. "Appropriating Fictional Characters." TheAesthetics and Ethics of Copying(2016): 153.
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