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Hey, I am doing a dissertation at the moment on Persephone and potentially on how her marriage to Hades changed her as a person and became stronger. I worry that my argument is a little weak and obvious that her change in character was because of this event. I was wondering what other people thought and if anyone have any other slight alterations to it that might help to make a stronger argument regarding her?
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I am slightly confused - what sources are you using for this? Is it not a bit tenuous in the first place to analyse a mythological character who never existed?

Otherwise, you could possibly argue that she developed Stockholm Syndrome and even began to enjoy her time with Hades in the Underworld, making her a more problematic character. Her time in the Underworld was a respite from the torments of earth.

Equally, you could talk about the aetiological aspect and how interesting that they anthropomorphised a natural event (the changing of the seasons) to make it something more cogitable.

Anyway not sure if this helps - some more detail is perhaps required?
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I’ll be using the Hymn to Demeter, Orphic tablets, and smaller inclusions of her in other myths. It’ll be about how she had more of a role to play in it than previously perceived
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