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Similarities Between Ovid's Andromeda

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In their first encounter, it is Romeo who approaches Juliet using a pick up line in hopes receiving a kiss. This meeting shares similarities with the meeting of Perseus and Andromeda, but the difference here lies in the woman’s reaction. Both women a restrained. Ovid’s Andromeda is naked and chained to a rock and exhibits clear signs of discomfort in her vulnerable state. Her eyes were, “filling with rising tears,” and wished to cover her “modest feature with her hands, but could not since they were bound” (Ovid 103). This represents the boundaries and constraints of women in relationships.Due to proper etiquette, Juliet is unable to approach Romeo,which she expresses in saying “saints do not move” (Shakespeare 1.5.107). However, Juliet takes
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