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Ovid's "The Story of Pygmalion and the Statue"
A look at Ovid's "The Story of Pygmalion and the Statue" and its attitude toward women.
# 122808 | 750 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (Greek and Roman) , Women Studies (Women and Society)


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This essay contends that Ovid's "The Story of Pygmalion and the Statue"mirrors several misogynistic attitudes of the era. However, it also subversively criticizes the objectification of women. The paper concludes by deeming humankind's penchant for creative artistry tantamount to divine.

From the Paper:

"Ovid in 'The Story of Pygmalion and the Statue' compellingly explores both the concept that the conventional relationship between a man and woman often resembles that of possessor and possessed as well as the notion that the act of artistic creation may well be the only means by which a mortal may attain a semblance of god-like power. Via the metaphorical rendering of a misogynistic sculptor who ultimately falls..."

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