Sekolahbahasainggris– Pernah denger kisah dongeng Narcissus dan Echo yang begitu melegenda di seluruh dunia. Itu loh asal mula kata narsis dan juga echo. Penasaran dengan kisahnya? Yuk silahkan disimak materi berikut:
“Narcissus and Echo”
Narcissus was a very handsome young man. Many girls like him but Narcissus rejected everyone. Narcissus like to be noticed and praised. Nobody comparable with himself, thus always ringing in his ears and he likes watching envy on the faces of people who looked at his face.
A fairy of forest named Echo like Narcissus. Her love for the young man was comparable to avenge his favorite words than others. Echo was always talking to her interlocutor can not answer anymore.
On one day the goddess Juno Jupiter was looking for her husband in the forest. Echo invited Juno Jupiter chatting so who wants to avoid his wife could escape. Juno upset, Echo who really like to talked it condemns so it could only imitate the voice she heard.
Echo often wait Narcissus in the woods, hoping Narcissus saw. One day Narcissus heard Echo’s footsteps that followed in the forest. He called out, “Who?” And Echo replied, “Who?”
“Come here!” Cried Narcissus.
“Come here!” repeated Echo.
Echo get closer to Narcissus. Echo was very happy and because she can not say who she is and her love for Narcissus, she hugged him. Narcissus pushed with angry and threw.
Profound sadness by his act brought Echo to death. Her body turned to a mountain stone, but she still answered all the sounds she heard.
Narcissus still liked to approach the fairies and the instantly he leaved. The God were upset with his behavior. He wanted to punish him so that he felt a deep love but do not get a reply. They create something that will be loved by him. It was Something that is not real and will never returned the love.
One day Narcissus walk in the woods and find a pool. He looked at the water surface of the pool and saw a shadow. “She’s beautiful,” he said to himself. “Surely she is mermaid who live in this pond.” He did not recognize his own reflection.
Narcissus staring at his own reflection, he became more and more fascinated. He held out his hand and the shadow it also reached out to him. But when Narcissus’s hand touched the water, the shadow passed. Narcissus was very disappointed. A few moments later the water was calm again and the shadows reappeared. Narcissus tried to touch his shadow again and it returned the same. Eventually he was lying face down, only looked at her alluring figure.
Narcissus was screaming in agony. Each time he screamed, Echo also screaming. Narcissus did not move from the edge of the pool, do not eat or drink. The fairies tried to persuade him to leave. Voice Echo to repeat everything he said. He did not budge until he died of grieving. His body was transformed into a flower plant that is now called the Narcissus flower.
Now people who like to admire himself excessively called narcissistic taken from the name of a handsome young man who was arrogant. And Echo name used to label the sound that bounces and become an echo.
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