Orpheus Plot

Orpheus Plot

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Orpheus Plot

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  • Orpheus met and fell in love with Eurydice. They were happily married for a while, but then Eurydice was bit by a snake and died.
  • Orpheus, go to Hades and see your wife. Play your music for him, he may work out a deal for you.
  • Orpheus was depressed. The love of his life had just died. He was grieving for his wife, and would do anything to have her alive again. 
  • Father, I must see my wife again.
  • Orpheus, you can take Eurydice back with you. She must follow behind you, and you must not turn to look at her. If you do, you will lose her forever. 
  • Orpheus went to visit Hades in the underworld and played his music. Persephone, Hades wife, was in the Underworld. So was Eurydice. Hades felt sorry for Orpheus 
  • Orpheus couldnt believe his luck. He didnt hear Eurydice behind him, and didnt think that she was really behind him. He turned around to make sure she was behind him, following him to the world. When Orpheus looked behind him, Eurydice vanished, and she was gone forever.
  • Orpheus was depressed again. He tried to go back to the Underworld, but he couldnt. Orpheus continues to play his music, and eventually Orpheus dies.
  • Orpheus and Eurydice were united again in death. Orpheus music lived on, for a long time after his death.
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