Echo and Narcissus

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Echo is a nymph that likes to gossips so a spell is cast upon her to only reiterate things that she has heard. Her spell became the cause of her death because she is unable to express her love and admiration for the self-fulfilling, vain Narcissus.  Narcissus suffers the same consequence when he dies of unrequited love for his reflection that was unable to love him in return. (Holt Elements of Literature, 2008)

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