The Suffering of the Voyagers The first half of the poem tells the tale of the Trojans as they journey from Troy to Italy.
By Franklin H. However, despite his strong disposition, he is also capable of showing great compassion for his fellow men. Ascanius: Ascanius is the child born to Aeneas and his first wife, Creusa. Vulcan creates an indestructible set of weapons for Aeneas for use in his battle against Turnus.
The author, Virgil, further ads to the struggles of the Trojans as he writes them into situations that cause them to be at the pure mercy of supernatural or worldly forces. Aeneas is in search of establishing their new home so it is a rebirth to the survivors of Troy.
Themes There are several themes present in the Aeneid.
Not only doe Virgil use the element of wind throughout the story to give readers an understanding of the events happening, he also uses wind to represent an obstacle: He gave the hollow mountainside a stroke, And, where a portal opened, winds in rank, As though drawn up for battle, hurtled through, To blow across the earth in hurricane, Eastwind and Southwind, then the wild Southwest with squall on squall came scudding down, Rolling high combers shoreward.