Essay Topic 1
Both Helen and Penelope are important female characters in the beginning of the book.
Part 1) What is their relationship? How do they co-exist and how do they interact? What is similar about them and what is different?
Part 2) What are some events that Penelope has a direct influence upon? What are some events that Helen has a direct influence upon?
Part 3) Which character wields more influence in society? Which one is stronger and why?
Essay Topic 2
Marriage is discussed in many ways throughout Inside the Walls of Troy. Discuss its effect on the status of women and the influence they have in decision-making, self-preservation, romantic interests, and political control.
Essay Topic 3
Throughout the book, there are numerous instances of symbolism. Provide two examples of symbolism during the wedding of Helen to Menelaus. What do these symbols mean?
Essay Topic 4
How is good and evil portrayed on...
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