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Orlando Furioso Clarifies Vergil's Ending at The Aeneid Ariosto contrasts and contrasts Vergil's final installment of The Aeneid to his own judgment in Orlando Furioso. The last scenes at the epics parallel one another in several ways, yet also show distinct differences. Ruggiero and Rodomont represent Aeneas and Turnus, respectively, and the activities of Ariosto's characters can be interchanged using their corresponding characters' behaves from The Aeneid. Ariosto reminds us of controversy and questions that Vergil arouses in his judgment and responds interpretively, reshaping the end and also clarifying ambiguities. Does Vergil intend to write this kind of abrupt, contentious ending? Some critics suggest that Vergil meant to complete the story with a more upbeat, joyous tone, but he died before he completed task. They propose a Book XIII that integrates a large ceremonial marriage between Aeneas and Lavinia to the story as a "happy" ending. Others assert that Vergil purposefully concludes the epic poem to leave questions for readers. Ariosto integrates a vast, joyous wedding between Ruggiero and then Bradamant into his publication before mimicking Vergil's end; he argues that Vergil intended to end at which he did. Despite the fact that we often yearn to read a "happy" ending, a surprising, contentious ending provokes more contemplation. Ariosto suggests that Vergil intended to arouse his viewers' heads, and not satisfy their common need to get a "happy" ending, by introducing discord. Can Turnus pose a danger? From one point of view, Aeneas appears to always have the military upper hand, and Turnus looks physically inferior, thus perhaps threatening. But from another standpoint Turnus is deceptive, therefore threatening. When he thinks h.. .