black orpheus Essay

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     Love and Death in Black Orpheus

     In fiction or reality being overly ambitious can cause one to yield to the evils of temptations. In Black Orpheus the myth fits into the story because it demonstrates the extremes an individual will endure to regain lost love, and relive the past. In the movie Orpheus and Eurydice both experience a case of “love at first at first sight”. They barely know each other but feel that because of Greek Mythology they were destined to love each other. When Orpheus asked Eurydice her name, and she responded he said that he knew he loved her. Another factor of love is displayed when Orpheus leaves Mira his fiancé for
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This man does whatever is in his reach to relive the past again. Orpheus uses the love he has for Eurydice and the sweet charm of his voice to attempt to fill the void in his life. Once again as any other person in love would do he began to search for her by going through whatever obstacles and oppositions that made themselves evident. Many people achieve love in their life and are happy, but sometimes individuals are not favored by the stars; they loose their love and spend their life in hope of regaining love.
     In the myth, once Eurydice was bitten by the snake and killed Orpheus displayed his love and feelings for her by singing his grief every where in order to acquire lost love. Orpheus spread his love amongst everyone by word of mouth. Again as stated above, anyone in love will do whatever it takes for them and their companion to be together. Orpheus does just that by seeking her in the underworld. He begs and pleads for them to be reunited once more. Because of the amount of pain Orpheus endures, his shattered hopes no one can resist.
The movie also shows the amount of pain Orpheus endured after the death of Eurydice. Orpheus wondered everywhere in search of his love. Death was symbolized in the movie when he went to the voodoo ceremony in order to try to locate her. The lady that began speaking symbolized Eurydice’s effort to find Orpheus. Although he loved her so dear, Orpheus found it very difficult to trust
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