This module discussion asks you to analyze the myths of Cupid & Psyche and the Homeric Hymn to Demeter. Please plan on using specific evidence from the myth in answering both prompts below.
Part A: Applying the Psychological and Philosophical Approaches. Using the philosophical and psychological approaches detailed in the module exploration, analyze these two myths and share with examples the flaws of characters in both (including if they matured through their flaws), as well as any philosophical issues you might see discussed in the myths. Please note, for this part of the prompt you do not need to identify both approaches in both myths, but please do comment on what you see of both approaches.
Part B: Women in Myth, Here and Now.â€¯The portrayal of women in mythology is incredibly different from the present day. What does myth indicate about women’s lives in the ancient world? How would you personally evaluate the situations the women in these myths found themselves in? Were the women in these stories equal to men, and why or why not? Lastly, are there any lessons here to be applied to our world today in terms of portrayals of women in our society?