King Acrisius was concerned about his daughter’s marriage, and the child, because he thought the child will be wating to take his throne. So he asked the oracle about the future. Then, the result was a bad fortune.
To withdraw from danger, the king decided to lock his daughter in a brass and a tall tower which had no doors and only one window. In addition, the savage dogs were patrolling around the tower, so nobody couldn’t rescue her.
One night, Acricius noticed that the tower was glowing as a torch, so he summoned his soldiers and hurried to the tower. As soon as they made there, he let the soldiers destroy the tower. The king stepped inside the collapsed tower. Then, he saw his daughter nursing a baby. The baby’s name was “Avenger” which means “Perseus” in Greek.
Falling Action / Resolution
The king thought his daughter is under the god’s special protection, so he tested the quality of her protectors. He left Danae(the daughter) and her kid on a wooden boat which had nothing on it. However, the two survived by getting help from the nature, and reached an island on the second morning. Perseus liked to listen to his mother’s stories, and found out that his father is Zeus.
On this island, there was a king named King Polydectes, and he loved the beautiful Danae. He announced that he was to marry a princess of another island and asked all the young men to bring a gift that he can give to the bride. Perseus had nothing, but promised to bring back Medusa’s head. He got helped by Hermes, the Gray sisters, the Nymphs of the West and won the battle by using the gifts he have received.
On his way back, he helped a princess who was almost attacked by a sea monster, and proposed a marriage to her parents. Preceus returned to the palace with her, and realizes that King Polydectes’s aim was his mother. He let almost everyone including his grandfather, look in Medusa`s eyes and changed them into a statue. After that, Perceus had a lovely wedding, and their family lived happily ever after.