Echo and Narcissus Theme- Never just love yourself and love can get you killed "The moment he saw, he loved---and love was a madness upon him so he could think of nothing else" (Green, 867).
Echo and Narcissus is a myth retold by Roger Green.It is about a nymph that got a curse, and she could only talk if someone talked to her and if someone talks to her then she repeats it. She was said for awhile, then she got used to it. Echo really liked this nymph who's name was Narcissus who was the kings son. Echo was killed by Narcissus cause she repeated kill me, then she was scorned to death. The Aphrodite puts a curse on him where he can't love anyone. there was one really hot day, but then he found a pool of water cool down. We he looked down at the water he saw a beautiful water nymph, but he didn't realize it was a reflection of himself. That was part of the curse that Aphrodite didn't tell him. After awhile he didn't leave or so he didn't eat or drink. So after he was there for awhile he died.
One of the symbols are the mountains because thats where they nymphs live plus this also represents darkness because this is where Narcissus and Echo die.
The second symbol is the pool of water that Narcissus dies. I feel this represents Sadness, depression, and quiet.
"So nothing can stop you from talking, exclaimed Hera"(Green, 864)?
This is where Hera gave the curse to Echo. The reason why she did this was because she kept lying of where Zeus was.
"Well, I did not intend to spoil your pleasure" (Green, 864).
"One touch of those lips would kill me" (Green, 866)!
This where Narcissus got lost and also where Echo got scorned from Narcissus. The reason why she got scorned was because she repeated kill me. Also this is where Aphrodite gave a curse where Narcissus could only love himself and no one else.
"Kill me kill me, she begged" (Green, 866)!
This is where Narcissus dies because of a broken heart. He saw a water nymph and thought she was so beautiful, but the one thing he didn't know was that it was a reflection of himself. Aphrodite didn't tell him that part of the curse was that he would see a nymph and love her then could die.
"Beautiful water nymph, I love you, be mine, he had cried" (Green, 867)