Inside the Walls of Troy - Part 2, Cassandra’s Story: Chapters 5-8 Summary & Analysis

Clemence McLaren
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A few people in the city begin to recall the prophecy connecting Paris’s birth with the sacking of Troy. Women begin to blame and resent Helen. Hector’s wife, Andromache, becomes pregnant and becomes one of Helen’s most bitter enemies. Hector, however, continues to treat Helen with kindness. The people of Troy stand divided on the eve of battle. The Greeks wait for favorable winds while the Trojans develop defense strategies. Both of Cassandra’s suitors offer to join the Trojans as allies. Cassandra goes to the temple of Apollo to pray her gift of sight be taken from her. She sees Helen at the temple and understands Helen is simply far too weak to resist the magnetic pull of Paris. Cassandra warns Helen that Priam could still decide to send her back and Helen replies sometimes she wishes...

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