The Myth Of Narcissus Analysis

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Within Greek Mythology, people are offered life lessons. Story teller after story teller have passed these lessons to help them with behavior and decision making. The Myth of Narcissus is significant to Greek Mythology because it teaches us to not be conceited and not to be rude to others.
In the Myth of Narcissus, in the eyes of Edith Hamilton, is a Myth about a very beautiful man who was loved by all, but the feeling was not shared (Hamilton 89-91). Most of the time the people who loved him would be denied love back from him and just carry on their merry way, but not Echo. One fateful day while Narcissus was walking in the forest Echo saw him and fell madly in love with him. Later Narcissus felt someone around or near him and called out “who’s there” in which Echo responded with “who’s there” this went on for a while until Echo decided to show herself ("The Myth of Narcissus"). After showing herself she lent out to give Narcissus a hug in which he moved out of the way of her Echo’s hug and told her to
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In his case , Narcissus did not have many flaws, but he had a major one. He was extremely conceited and did not care about other people's opinions or feelings towards him. For example “She {Echo} tried to embrace the boy {Narcissus} who stepped away from Echo, telling her to leave him alone” "The Myth of Narcissus”. He was also rude to some people and did not care when they would do things for him. By this Myth being told for ages it has taught many people to not be conceited and and be nice to others around you. It has also taught many to not be so vain and respect others looks and actions wherever you go.
In conclusion, the Myth of Narcissus and Echo teach the audience what not to do when people who like you confront you. By learning what happens to Narcissus and Echo, the audience can learn how bad it is to be foolish, greedy, rude, and