Grecian verses, Troy, Paris, Achaeans
The history of Troy stretches as far back as the beginning of time. When Paris decided to snatch Helen from under the nose of Menelaus the Spartan king that is when things took a wrong turn for Troy and for the Trojan women. The Trojan War as depicted in Euripides's The Trojan Women' displays the plight of Trojan women and furthermore the plight of Trojans when the Achaeans besiege Troy for almost ten years and finally plundering the city through the ingenious wooden horse. They came with torches and set the city ablaze and within no time Troy ceased to be an empire and was reduced to rubble, ashes and armies of slaves. The tragedy experienced in this play is one of a kind and perfectly blended to break even the coldest of hearts and melt them as butter melts before a hot iron. Euripides takes time to curve out the tragedy from the mythical Greek legends and out of it comes a masterpiece that can only be compared with Homer's Iliad, verses from Sophocles and also Aeschlylus. It has been a Greek thing to write beautiful stories of heroes and gods but nothing beats the Greeks at bringing out emotions in people as such with tragedies. In as much as most of the former plays of those times used unskilled performers and actors, the Grecian playwrights such as Homer still drove the point home by employing numerous theatrical techniques to keep their audience satisfied and entertained (Kirk, 20).
At the onset of the events of that led to the Trojan War, Athena, Hera and Aphrodite are seen to fight over the rights of the fairest of them all. Zeus, the king of all gods, send the three goddesses to the Trojan prince Paris who then chooses Aphrodite and in return she makes Helen the fairest of women in Sparta winning the heart of Paris, and what follows next is one of the epic battles to ever go down in the Grecian history and history of the world. It is from this epic battle that we get to learn of the Trojan women and their plights before and after the war.
[...] One reason is because during his time, the legends depicted Troy as the city of the gods and was favored by the gods. From Poseidon introduction it is clear that it was crafted from the god's own hands. This fact made the Trojans a chosen person and more so their women who were considered the only women who gave birth to real men. The fall of Troy created a perfect environment and a perfect setting for the play the Trojan Women (Stevenson, 12). Many of the tragedies by Euripides depict the plights of Grecian women. [...]
[...] Tragedies: The heart of Grecian verses The history of Troy stretches as far back as the beginning of time. When Paris decided to snatch Helen from under the nose of Menelaus the Spartan king that is when things took a wrong turn for Troy and for the Trojan women. The Trojan War as depicted in Euripides's Trojan Women' displays the plight of Trojan women and furthermore the plight of Trojans when the Achaeans besiege Troy for almost ten years and finally plundering the city through the ingenious wooden horse. [...]
[...] 15th Edition 2007. Print. Stevenson, Daniel C. Classical Greek Mythology. Web Atomics. The Internet Classics Archive 3rd April 2013. Print. [...]
[...] The ancient art of epic writing can be traced back the Grecian age and time. Tragedies have been the way of life for many Grecian authors and play right and most of them took more or less the same format and structure. For an instance, 'The Trojan Women' starts at a low note as Poseidon god of the mighty seas and Hera are shown conversing on what to do about the fall of Troy which was dear to them. Afterwards we see the chorus of the Trojan Women lamenting and in grief of their fallen husbands and sons. [...]
[...] Works such as Hecuba, Andromache and the Phoenician Women depict the lives of women suffering. In one of his works Euripides writes “there are three classes of citizens. The first are the rich, who are indolent and yet always crave more. The second are the poor, who have nothing, are full of envy, hate the rich, and are easily led by demagogues. Between the two extremes lie those who make the state secure and uphold the Euripides, The Suppliant). From this statement it is clear that he actually felt pity for the poor and since he could not command an army to fight for them he chose a rather humble approach of fighting by cutting into the hearts of people with his plays and verses which found their way even to the most adorned king's palaces. [...]
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