Endymion Character Analysis

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Keats describes the tragic condition of Endymion who is sitting in a freezing position with an aged priest and other shepherds in a circle near the fire. Some of them are thinking about their lovers, others are listening to sweet poesy and the rest will like to see again their fellow hunters who become famous in the past times but Endymion does not pay any attention to the world around him and isolates himself from his people's celebration of Pan's festival. They all seem happy except him and he looks very downhearted. His sorrow makes Peona unhappy so she sympathizes with Endymion and takes the determination to do everything for his help. Then he expresses his feelings: I feel this thine endearing love All through my bosom: thou art…show more content…
It is so powerful that it changes him like a protector to deliver Glaucus out of his long suffering. When Endymion stepping the floor of the sea, he meets old fisherman Glaucus who has left earth to dive into the water-world where he falls in love with nymph, Scylla, who keeps running away from him. Glaucus then tries to find relief in Circe's sensual love but she transforms her lovers into creatures. Scylla is killed by witch and Glaucus keeps her body in a fabric crystalline. He tells Endymion that he is even depressed of saving other people's lives. When Endymion hears Glaucus’s story then for the first time, he keeps fully sympathy to other. He cries; “Then, overjoy’d, / “We are twin brothers in this destiny!”’(III , 712–13). Endymion performs his humanitarian mission and with Glaucus, Scylla, and the crowd he enters the palace of Neptune, where there follows a celebration. Endymion, in this stage of his inner development, participates in human affairs, forgetting his own troubles and rejoicing with their achievement. He learns that fellowship with humanity is an important step to bring him nearer to his ultimate goal (Fermanis, 2009, p.

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