Narcissus And Echo

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Narcissus and Echo In the story of Narcissus and Echo, the author has showed how he defines love through Narcissus. To Narcissus, love is self-love, and self-admire. Narcissus never fell in love and he did not know what love was till he fell in love with his own reflection. Narcissus’ love is self-love. He loved himself more than anyone else. Narcissus was beautiful as a child and grew even more so as he matured. By the age of sixteen, he had broken so many hearts of young girls and boys. He enjoyed attention, praise and envy. He did not believe in love and he wanted nothing as falling in love for anyone. In Narcissus’ eyes, he thought no one was worthy enough for him to fall in love because he believed no one was as beautiful as him. Narcissus’s love is selfish because he did not concern anyone feeling that for him. I think because he never fell in love and therefore he did not know how hurt Echo was when he rejected her love. Echo is a good illustration that shows how selfish Narcissus was. Echo’s love for Narcissus was as much as she loved talking. Narcissus got angry when Echo expressed her love for Narcissus by hugging him and he told her, “ I would rather die than you should have me!” and threw Echo away. I believe he did not need to express his anger, and hatred to Echo. Because of him, Echo was ashamed of her action, and she ran away to live in the mountain longing for a love that never be returned. The pain killed her. If Narcissus knew what love was, He would understand how Echo felt. He could have acted differently to Echo, and maybe she would have not died. Last but not least, Narcissus’ love is self admire because he fell in love with his own reflection in the fond. The Gods grew tired of Narcissus behavior and cursed Narcissus. They wanted him to know what it felt like to love and never be loved. One day, Narcissus came upon a pond. As he gazed
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