Did you ever read Lady Chatterley's Lover? Could you stand to read it today? Who are your (least) favorite cheaters in literature?
I can't stand Anna. Horrible moms get the better of me. And boy she was.Anna Karenina, on the other hand, is very much so.
Yes, shocking to realize that infidelity and sexual jealousy are sufficient cause for war and the destruction. From Wikipedia:Aren't all the great themes found here? Isn't that the point of good literature? To portray the human condition? Infidelity is certainly timeless.
The war originated from a quarrel between the goddesses Athena, Hera, and Aphrodite, after Eris, the goddess of strife and discord, gave them a golden apple, sometimes known as the Apple of Discord, marked "for the fairest". Zeus sent the goddesses to Paris, who judged that Aphrodite, as the "fairest", should receive the apple. In exchange, Aphrodite made Helen, the most beautiful of all women and wife of Menelaus, fall in love with Paris, who took her to Troy. Agamemnon, king of Mycenae and the brother of Helen's husband Menelaus, led an expedition of Achaean troops to Troy and besieged the city for ten years because of Paris' insult. After the deaths of many heroes, including the Achaeans Achilles and Ajax, and the Trojans Hector and Paris, the city fell to the ruse of the Trojan Horse. The Achaeans slaughtered the Trojans (except for some of the women and children whom they kept or sold as slaves) and desecrated the temples, thus earning the gods' wrath.
Yeah. She cuckolds him with their hunting guide. So Francis grows a spine, kills a charging lion and then tells his gold digging wife that nothing she can do will hurt him anymore. Thinking he's going to leave her, she "accidentally" shoots him in the back of the head when a buffalo is bearing down on them.Is that the short story in which the guy is dying in Africa?