Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Trusting Cupid?

What is your reaction to the Cupid And Psyche myth's proclamation about "trust" within relationships?  Please comment with quotations and/or references from the myth.  This blog response should be completed by 2:30p.m. on Thursday, September 15th, 2011.

25 comments:

Ian W-H said...

I think the myth Cupid and Psyche for Greeks tried to explain love to them, For example when is says "Love cannot live where there is no trust" on page 100 i think it tries to explain and teach the Greeks on love. Without trust you cant keep the love because trust keeps the relationship going and you don't want to have "hot oil fall from the Lamp" upon you.

Kati A. said...

I think that this myth was using the idea of trust to explain how love should be. This myth was an example of a way that love shouldn't be, because Cupid and Psyche had no trust in each other. Cupid would not even let his "wife" see him, and when she finally did, he was angry. I think this myth is trying to show that trust is necessary, and without it, you will go through many hardships. If Cupid and Psyche would have trusted each other in the first place, Psyche never would have had to fall into a death-like sleep to be saved.

maureen said...

I think this myth is one of the basis for the greek's view on love/relationships. Many things in love are important and matter, and many feelings will just come naturally. But trust is something that is vital. This story expresses that without trust, love cannot exist. If that trust isn't there than the love will never remain.

Lizzie said...

I think that the myth "Cupid and Psyche" proclaims trust in relationships is that you have to trust your self and your heart in a relationship you want and to never lose what you feel about a certain person... With that being said I think that in a relationship both you and the other person need to trust each other and never accuse one another of doing something wrong when in reality they didn't do anything wrong.

Courtney D. said...

In the Cupid and Psyche myth, I think that the story is trying to explain that you trust the ones that you love. Psyche did not trust Cupid and therefore tried to kill him but, once she fell in love with him, she trusted him not to be something that he wasn't. I think it's also saying that you can't love someone that you don't trust. When Psyche says "he was my husband and I...could not keep faith in him. Is he gone from he forever?" she's saying that she should of loved him because he was her husband but, since she didn't trust him and thought him to be something other then what he was, she didn't love and now she thinks she cannot be with him since she didn't have faith in him.

Brianc2012 said...

I think that "Cupid and Pysche" showed that trust plays a very important role in a relationship. Psyche did not believe that Cupid was a good man for her at first, and this lead to many hardships for both of them to overcome. She did not put her full trust in Cupid, but instead listened to others around her, something Cupid told her not to do. I think that this myth helped explain that both sides of a relationship need to trust each other fully for a relationship to work well.

Ryan Phibbs said...

I think this myth tried to show what love should not be. I think it wants people to trust the person they love because if the do not trust them, their love will not last.Cupid and Psyche did not have trust and it led to anger, and unhappiness. I think if the two of them had been more trusting of the other one, the story would have ended up much better for all involved.

Tanner L. said...

While their love is somewhat artificial, it shows value. Psyche is unaware of her becoming married to Cupid and he told her to never look at him. Out of curiosity she does and then Cupid leaves her because he does not trust her anymore. Psyche then begins a search for him searching for forgiveness. When she gets back to him, she regains Cupid's trust and forgives her for her curious actions.
I believe that this shows how curiosity may hurt some things, and cause one's distrust in the real world. While this myth may be thousands of years old, we can use it to compare our own society, which is interesting to say the least. It also shows that curiosity may be some sort of a dangerous thing when it comes to a discovery.

NgocN said...

Cupid and Psyche like all story was a way for the Greeks to understand the things that happened around them like love. In this story the Greeks were teaching us that trust is a really important part of love and any relationship you have. If you can not trust or be trusted then in the end your relationship will surely end in disaster. At one part Psyche could not stand not being able to see her husband's face so she waited for night fall and lit a candle but instead of seeing his face he awaken angry and states “Love cannot live where there is no trust.” (Hamilton, 100) That line alone really shows that you have to trust in order to love and trust doesn't come easy. You have to work for the trust like how Psyche had to go through a difficult journey in order to get Cupid's trust back.

Joe J said...

"Love cannot live where there is no trust." I think the cupid and Psyche myth are saying in any relationship you need trust for it to work. if you cant trust the other person then how are you suppose to commit to the relationship.

anthond said...

I think the myth "cupid and Psyche" was an example of how people get very jealous when they're use to being liked or payed attention to, when one day it stops and goes to someone else. They get angry and want it back. Cupid was just a pawn that got sucked into whatever his mother wanted.

JeremyD2013 said...

The myth of Cupid and Psyche was to create a sense of the need for trust in a relationship. The myth creates a situation where Psyche doesn't have the ability to see the man she is set-up with but must trust him for the relationship to last. In the text, He started awake; he saw the light and knew her faithfulness, and without a word he fled from her. The "protector of love" understood she couldn't love for the truths he was giving her and she needed more than just his word.

lucinda c said...

The story of Cupid and Psyche,it told us we need to build up trust in each other when we are in the relationship. Even thought Psyche's son cupid has power arrow of love, but there still no one fall in love with her. Trust is important for everybody. No matter you are human beings or you are gods. No trust and no true love.

adaml said...

The Cupid and Psyche myth helped express to the Greeks the power of trust with love. In order to love, each must be able to trust the other and enjoy them for them. But also, one must have faith and trust in their own person. Psyche did not have much faith in herself and was sent on many meager tasks of no true importance, such as fetching shining wool. But in the end, when Cupid and Psyche began to trust one another and become engaged,Psyche was granted immortality. This fact seems like a symbol of the power of trust and love within the Greek culture.

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Kyle said...

I think the myth of Cupid and Psyche was the Greeks way to try and explain the connection between trust and love. Cupid and Psyche did not trust one another enough, he didn't trust her to see him. "She never could see him, she reminded him. Was she also forbidden to see all others, even her sisters so dear to her?" By not trusting her he brought around his own demise of image to his mother. The Greeks stress the importance of trust in relationships in order to maintain not only a good image but also the love you have.

wesleyt said...

My reaction to Cupid and Psyche myth is that the Greeks were trying to teach there children that husbands/wifes must trust each other in order for there to be love. The myth itself says this on page 100 when Psyche says "Love cannot live where there is no trust." Cupid warns Psyche if she looks at him he will never see him again. If she had trusted that he wasn't a serpent, Psyche would not have had to go on all the quest for Venus.

KendallC2014 said...

The Cupid and Psyche myth was created by the Greeks to portray the way a relationship was supposed to work. The main point of the myth was to symbolize that trust is the most important thing in a relationship, and will not last without it. As Cupid says,"Love cannot live where there is no trust" (Hamilton 100). The Greeks are saying that you should trust the person you are in a relationship with absolutely. When Psyche had a lapse in trust, she was know as faithless. The Greeks think that breaking the others; trust is the worst thing to do in a relationship, no matter the circumstances.

Noah_TM said...

The myth goes to show that Love can not stand alone that Trust must follow. Without being trusting the only outcome will be not be a bright one. The relationship will fall apart and in the end all you have is regret and the knowledge that your lack of trust brought these things into existence. If trust is present along with love the situation would have changed and perhaps lead to a brighter future.

BradyS said...

Trust is something that should be in all relationships, whether it be in your family, with your friends, or with people you have romantic relationships with, there always needs to be trust. Without trust, your probably wouldn't have those relationships in the first place. "Then he warned her solemnly not to be persuaded by anyone to try to see him, on pain of being separated form him forever." Cupid asks Psyche to trust him and not trust her sisters, but she does trust them and ends up losing Cupid. That is way trust is needed in all relationships.

Mattk said...

The Cupid and Psyche myth is all about relationships. Love and trust are like cops and mustaches. You can be a cop but you won't be a true cop without a mustache. Love cannot be true love if trust is not there. It is like eating Oreos without milk, it just doesn't taste right. In the passage it is stated "Love cannot live where there is no trust." Without trust true love is impossible to reach. Trust is the backbone on which true love is formed around.

kielyO said...

The Cupid-Phsyche myth was made to show that in any relationship that has love, there must be trust or it will never work. Phsyche did not trust her husband, who in turn was hurt by her distrustfulness and left her. This shows that the basis of love is trust, and that if someone does not have trust in you, then they do not truly love you.

Angel L 2012 said...

The Greeks tried to explain the complicated things about love with stories about Cupid. In those times it was much easier to explain love and relationships through direct examples like these stories. Trust happens to be a big part of Cupid And Psyche because it was and is an important part of any sort of relationship.

RyanR said...

In the "Cupid and Psyche" myth, the Greeks try to explain that trust is essential to any kind of relationship. If there is no trust the relationship will fail, because if you can't trust that person, you can't be sure of anything while around them.

GrantK said...

I Believe the Cupid and Psyche myth is trying to explain how Love and trust go hand in hand. "No monster was revealed, but the sweetest and fairest of all creatures" pg 100 She loves him yet doesn't trust him thinking he was a monster. "he saw the light and knew her unfaithfulness" pg 100 I think it really shows that he knows she cannot truly love him when she doesn't trust him. If she did she wouldn't have lit the lamp. I believe it is showing you have to have trust in order to have love.