Fate in "The Aeneid"
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This paper emphasizes the differences between Aenaes and Dido in terms of their futures, in Virgil's "The Aeneid". The paper focuses on the love that Aenaes and Dido shared and how this love had to be abandoned in order for Aeneas to achieve his ultimate fame. Although Aenaes feels sadness in accepting his fate initially, his sadness does not compare to the depression Dido experiences, which eventually leads to her suicide.
From the Paper:"After Aeneas leaves Carthage for good, Dido can no longer think clearly and all hopes of emotional stability are gone. Dido curses Aeneas and has a pyre built, which she secretly intends to use for her own suicide. Although Dido is unaware of when she will die, the reader knows that it is not yet time for her death. Fate is still a mystery to Dido and the power of Amor makes it even more difficult for her to think clearly and rationally. Before Dido mounts the pyre, she gives a long speech that challenges the fate of Aeneas and questions the true meaning of his departure."
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