Ovid is an extremely detailed writer, enabling the reader to envision what is written. Each story that Ovid writes seems to convey a deeper message, making Ovid’s writing even more appealing to the reader. Specifically, the myth that touched me the most was The Story of Baucis and Philemon. Its powerful content, coupled with its unique style, makes it a memorable poem in Ovid’s Metamorphoses. There is a specific writing style which keeps the reader interested in reading the poem itself.
Ovid’s main message in the poem, which struck me most, was Ovid’s emphasis on the importance of hospitality to one’s neighbor. Despite their lack of money, Baucis and Philemon offered their guests only the very …show more content…
The myth starts out when Jupiter and Mercury transform themselves into mortal men looking for a place to stay for the night. They knocked on many doors and had those same doors slammed on their faces. After many houses were tried the Gods were about ready to give up in disappointment. They decided to try one more door before they gave up. The Gods knocked on the house of an old poor couple in an old cottage. The old couple, Baucis and Philemon, opened their door to the gods (the mortal men) and invited them to stay for the night. When the gods walked inside they saw that this was a