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Teaching the Beauty and the Beast

By Shilo Previti

When teaching the story of Cupid and Psyche, utilizing the story’s thematic similarities with the literary Beauty and the Beast, such as was written by Madame Leprince de Beaumont and explained on our website… 636 more words

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Magic and its Influences in The Golden Ass

By Shilo Previti

There are a number of unusual dichotomies pertaining to magic in The Golden Ass, such as day/night, male/female, prayer/spell-work, and the split between locations that magic is practiced: either in Greece or abroad. 593 more words

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Neoplatonism in Cupid and Psyche

By Amanda Cook

The tale of Cupid and Psyche breaks from the frame of Lucius’s own struggle for redemption. The break and removal from Lucius’s plot indicates a necessity, Lucius needs to hear this tale for his own progression. 415 more words

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Psyche As Lucius

By Nick DeFillipo

Embedded within The Golden Ass of Apuleius is the now famous story of Cupid and Psyche.  Although storytelling is a prominent feature throughout… 2,183 more words

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Desire in the Cupid and Psyche Tale

By Nick DeFillipo

Desire is one of the main themes in the tale of Cupid and Psyche within Apuleius’ The Golden Ass. This may seem obvious since the word for desire in Latin is literally the name of the God of Love himself, … 1,667 more words

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Teaching Till We Have Faces

By Victoria Forester
With contributions from David Bicknell and Amanda Cook

Many authors spin-off the idea of a popular book or movie by making a parallel novel such as The Penelopiad, Wicked, The Wind Done Gone, Foe, etc. 1,008 more words

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Comparing Cupid and Psyche to "Modern" Fairy Tales

By David Bicknell and Sandra Juarez
Images compiled by Julie Scully

Although the tale of Cupid and Psyche, as told by Apuleius in his novel The Golden Ass, may not be well known, the themes within the text are recognizable as they have made their way into fairytales such as Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Bluebeard. 968 more words

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