Parent Guide > Echo and Narcissus
Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.
This week in class, we’re reading "Echo and Narcissus" by Ovid, translated by Brookes More.
Ovid writes of a sadder version of love in his tale "Echo and Narcissus" which describes two cases of unrequited love. Echo, a mountain nymph , falls in love with a beautiful young man, but he has eyes only for himself. For both characters, Ovid shows how love can persist, even in unrealistic circumstances.
As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Love as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :
"How does love emerge?"
Ways to support your child:
Ask your child about this myth at home:
- What was "Echo and Narcissus" about?
- What did you learn about Love?
- Watch World Famous Fairytales - Narcissus and Echo - 1987 Greek Fable Cartoon at home with your child.