© 2015 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Metamorphoses

The Metamorphoses

by Ovid
 Table of Contents

The Metamorphoses Revenge Quotes

How we cite our quotes:

Quote #1

Then – suddenly – she grips him; and she calls upon the other Trojan women – all her fellow captives – as she digs her nails into his lying eyes; and she rips out his eyeballs from their sockets (it is rage that gives her strength). And then into the place that once contained his eyes, she drives her hands, soaked with his guilty blood: she plucks his flesh. (13.558-564)


Here, maternal love is the cause for violent action. Hecuba, the captured Trojan princess, takes extremely violent revenge on the Thracian King Polymestor because he killed her son, Polydorus, for his gold.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement
Noodle's College Search
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement