Everything you need to understand or teach Troilus and Criseyde by Geoffrey Chaucer.
A knight of Troy and son of King Priam. As a prince of Troy, Troilus is also a military leader who tries to set an example for the younger knights. Part of his duty, he feels, is to keep them from getting entangled in love affairs and he openly mocks the other young men who cry over their beloved women. This changes when he himself is hit by Cupid's arrow and falls deeply in love with Criseyde, a Trojan widow whom he sees at a feast of Athena.
Troilus is a brave fighter of wide renown, but he becomes weak and helpless with grief over his love for Criseyde. He is helped by his friend Pandarus, who is also Criseyde's uncle, and under his direction schemes to win her heart. In the process, Troilus deceives Criseyde, inadvertently causing her sorrow. He is deeply sorry...
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