Orpheus

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  • He's so perfect...
  • Exposition: Orpheus, son of the Thracian king and the Muse Calliope, had a particular affinity for music. His talent caught the attention of his future wife Eurydice and she offers to be his forever.
  • My love....
  • Conflict intro: Orpheus and Eurydice marry, and for a year and a day people begin to wonder where Orpheus disappeared to and why he hasn't created music in such a long time. In contrast to the gossip, Eurydice and Orpheus had been living by a river in the woods.
  • I suppose. Just don't look back at her.
  • Please let me take my wife back.
  • Rising action: A man named Aristeus decided to chase Eurydice into a pit of snakes.
  • Don't look back....
  • Climax: Orpheus finds Eurydice dead in the woods, her legs covered in snake bites and Aristeus nowhere in sight.
  • Falling action: Orpheus, left alone in his implacable state, decided he had to go to the Underworld to retrieve his wife. With the help of his lyre and affinity for music, Orpheus is able to make his way to the underworld without much of a challenge.
  • Resolution: Although Hades told Orpheus to not look back at Eurydice until they were back on mortal lands, Orpheus couldn't resist one glimpse of his love to make sure the God of the Underworld didn't con him. When he looks back, his wife evaporates with a smile.
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