Helen Of Troy Research Paper

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The war raged on for 10 continuous years, for a reason as simplistic as the alphabet. A love affair caused hundreds of deaths and years of rage between two sides. In the Greek mythological world, the War of Troy was a long, brutal war between the Greeks and the Trojans because of Helen, who was the wife of King Menelaus of the Spartans. In a quick turn of events, Helen had fallen in love with Paris, and the lovers fled to Troy. After the 10 year war, Troy had been burned to its knees and all of the residents with it, and Helen was stuck with only two options. The first was to stay with the Greeks, who she had betrayed and caused the 10-year war with, or to stay with the Trojans, who were killed by the Greeks when Troy was burned, and few remained.…show more content…
Helen got a benefit out of how she was the queen of the Spartans, as she was married to King Menelaus. She had a community in Troy, and she had built up her social and respect circle. “After the death of Paris, Helen was still not given back to Menelaus, her true marriage lord. She was respected, and the Trojans thought that it would be dishonorable, fearing that if they gave her back she would be put to some cruel death” (Sutcliff 130). The Trojans wanted to protect Helen ever after all she has put the Trojans through. A few of the Trojans offered their house to Helen to stay in after the death of Paris, and she had accepted the offer. Helen was able to connect with the Trojan community after what she had caused, and it would be illogical to leave that…show more content…
It is possible that Helen could reunite with the Trojans and regrow the Trojan army and community. The few Trojans remaining give Helen an opportunity to have a group to roam with, and a strong place to live in. As the Trojans built Troy, which was a strong and well-defended city that had stood for centuries and required a 10 year war to break through many can see that the architectural talent of the Trojans is far superior to many other groups (Sutcliff). With the right amount of materials, which could be acquired from the gods that the Trojans are backed by, the Trojans could restart on the building of a new city for their members and new members to stay in. Similar to Troy, Helen could have a new home to reside in rather than facing punishments in Greece. To tie it all together, Helen should stay with the logical Trojan side to avoid torture and punishments, stay with the side that had respect for her, and possibly get a new protected city similar to Troy. Returning to the Greeks would give Helen punishments beyond imaginable, while staying with the respecting Trojans would give Helen another chance to live life freely. Helen of the Fair Cheeks must stay with a side that would benefit her the most, which would be the
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