Sunday, February 7, 2016

Trust And 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 Tuesday, February 9th, 2016.

11 comments:

OliviaM2016 said...

The myth of Cupid and Psyche is almost like a fable. The moral of the story is to have trust in your relationships, and that love cannot exist without trust. The relationship between the two was perfect until Psyche’s sisters planted a seed of distrust within her. Psyche betrays Cupid’s trust, and must win him back by proving herself worthy. The lesson from Cupid and Psyche is true; “love cannot live where there is no trust”. Nothing good comes from doubt in a strong relationship. What would Psyche have done if Cupid was a monster? His physical form did not change the state of their relationship. Even if Cupid was a monster, he gave Psyche love and everything she wanted. However, this myth also shows Cupid’s forgiveness. Cupid and Psyche still loved each other even after Psyche betrayed his trust. Once Cupid discovered that Psyche was trying to win him back, he forgave her for breaking his trust.

OliviaF said...

In any relationship trust is necessary. The myth of Cupid and Psyche represents that relationships start with trust. Cupid loved Psyche even after she betrayed him and I believe that when something that strong can be held together even after the main element has been broken than it is a bond that will last forever. I feel that their love is very idealized and that it is difficult to connect to relationships today, but the issue of trust is still just as important. Sometimes something more can hold a relationship together, as shown by Cupid's love for Psyche that when she tried to prove herself to him again, he accepted her without any more questions, and I think that something more is a second chance.

jackw said...

I feel like trust is what makes a relationship. If youre untrusting how will your relationship work. People always say that its the love that counts but what if there was no love if you trust the person you can make it through anything with the help of others,

jackw said...

Love plays a huge part in a relationship but what if trust wasnt present two people could have other people they love like Psyche and her husband but if there is trust how can they keep a relationship. Cupid's love for her is where we get confused because we think that they loved each other but cupid had trust but he had true love which is way more special than love because this is when you do things for the person you love no matter how mad they make you or what they do to you you will always have feelings for them.

Ashlynb said...

I agree with many of the previous comments. Love is absolutely based upon honesty, but if there are secrets, lies, or sneaking around there is no point in being in a relationship. Understanding what the significant other is thinking and going through is a huge factor. When two people trust each other they also have the opportunity to get things off of their own chest.

Zach L said...

Trust is the absolute most important thing that is part of a relationship. Trust is what allows people to help each other and feel comfortable. Trust is definitely necessary if love is there. I believe that to truly love someone you have to be able to fully trust them with anything. I agree with most of the comments above saying love is a very very main component in relationships.

Akramer said...


Although I thought it was a little much the trust Cupid asked from Psyche, it showed how the Greeks put a lot of value in things like trust in relationships. Trus is a key component within a relationship and the relationship will ultimately fail without trust. I’m not sure it Psyche didn’t ever really trust Cupid, it seems to me that she found her curiosity to be more of the force behind her actions. This leads me to ask the question did they view trust differently in the time that this myth was written than we view it now?

Brooke Clark said...

Just like a lot of myths this one is a little over the top with the expectation for Psyche not to see her husband. But I think that it does pose a good lesson for some. I do think that if you have something you love like Psyche did, that you shouldn't take it for granted. I also think that it poses a great idea that sometimes curiosity can cause problems.

nic b said...

This myth says a lot about how the Greeks bailed relationships. We live in a time when cheating and affairs are sensationalized bye movies and music. But really it's a terrible thing. The myth shows that Greeks found trust to be very important in a relationship. Granted Cupid did ask for a lot but he's a good so it's whatever. But when she did look at him she whent to great lengths to win him back Wich also tells you that Greeks tried to keep relationships.

Marissa Tyler said...

The myth explains how you really need trust in order to maintain a good healthy relationship that will last for a long time. while in our modern times people are extremely unfaithful and have little trust for one another now.

Delaney M said...

I think that the myth definitely takes trust to an extreme but it does do a good job explaining trust in a relationship. I do not think it is relatable to today regarding the story. But the lesson or moral is clear and understandable.