Inside the Walls of Troy - Part 2, Cassandra’s Story: Chapters 9-12 Summary & Analysis

Clemence McLaren
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Cassandra’s brother, Deiphobus, taunts Paris until he provokes him into agreeing to challenge Menelaus to a duel. Deiphobus stipulatesif Paris is defeated or doesn’t go through with the challenge then Helen will belong to him. Paris takes up his brother’s challenge and goes onto the battlefield the next day to challenge Menelaus. Menelaus accepts and Paris attempts to escape but Hector forces him to face Menelaus. The battle is fierce and quick and ends with Paris disappearing within a mysterious cloud of dust. The Greek army shouts insults at the Trojans and calls them traitors, but they soon realize the Trojans are just as confused as they are. Helen decides to look for Paris and asks Cassandra to accompany her but Cassandra refuses. As she walks off, Cassandra is frustrated by her own sensitivity and follows Helen.

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