Inside the Walls of Troy - Part 1, Helen’s Story: Chapters 7-9 Summary & Analysis

Clemence McLaren
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Odysseus eventually approaches Helen’s father with a plan to allow him to choose a suitor without causing a war to break out. So Helen’s father tells the suitors before he reveals his choice, they must all swear to the Oath of Horse that they will all defend the victor from any who might envy his good fortune or try to steal Helen from him. Helen’s father makes sure the suitors all understand this is a lifelong oath that will bind them all as blood brothers. During the preparations for the ceremony of the Oath, Helen realizes Odysseus is not participating because he will be marrying Penelope as a reward for finding a peaceful solution to the suitor issue. She feels betrayed by Penelope’s willingness to leave her and the fact that she did not share her plans...

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