Perseus and Andromeda
Theme of Love in Perseus and Andromeda
Superman has Lois Lane, Spiderman has Mary Jane, Mario has Princess Peach, and Perseus has Princess Andromeda. Like pretty much every hero ever, Perseus has a ladylove who he's willing to face down any villain for. No adventure story is complete without a little romance thrown in, and the episode of Perseus and Andromeda is one of the most famous love affairs of all time, a classic story of love at first sight. This story also brings in questions of familial love, when King Cepheus decides to sacrifice his daughter in order to save his kingdom.
Questions About Love
- What is it about Andromeda that attracts Perseus?
- Do you believe in love at first sight? Why, or why not?
- Compare and contrast the tale of Perseus and Andromeda to a "damsel in distress" story from a recent movie.
- Do we get any hints about whether Andromeda loves Perseus?