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    Hi guys,

    I have to write on essay on when a transformation can be seen as both a punishment and a reward in Ovid's Metamorphoses but the problem is that we've only read a few stories here and there and so I'm not sure what the best examples are.

    So far I've noted down Teiresias' story...

    I'm not sure how I could interpret Dapne's transformation. She was trying to escape...?

    So can anyone direct me to good examples of when a transformation can be viewed as good and bad?

    Thanks for your help.
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    The old couple whose house got turned into a temple, because their whole town was destroyed as well as the rest of the inhabitants. Baucis and Philemon.
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    The old couple whose house got turned into a temple, because their whole town was destroyed as well as the rest of the inhabitants. Baucis and Philemon.
    Thanks for that!
    That's a good one!

    Any others, guys?
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    Daphne was trying to escape from Apollo; who was running after professing undying love. This was because Apollo had been very rude to Cupid and so Cupid, for revenge, fired an arrow at Apollo to make him love Daphne and one at Daphne to make her hate Apollo.

    Actaeon = transformation as punishment (as another example)
    Arachne (not sure if she's in the metamorphoses though) = punishment as well
 
 
 
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