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The Cattle Raid of Cooley - The Slaughter of the Boy Troop Summary & Analysis

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The Slaughter of the Boy Troop Summary

The young boys of Ulster think it's terrible that Cuchulain must do all this fighting with no help. One hundred fifty of them, one third of the youth population of Ulster, march off to join him. Ailill sees them coming and sends 150 of his own men to destroy them. At this point, Cuchulain becomes contorted with rage so that his body turns ugly, and he cannot recognize friend from foe.

The Slaughter of the Boy Troop Analysis

Cuchulain is obviously a hero to the people of Ulster, since so many young boys come to aid him and give their lives. This knowledge causes readers to identify with this character even more, for he is the only one able to defend his homeland.

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