Inside the Walls of Troy - Part 2, Cassandra’s Story: Chapters 13-16 Summary & Analysis

Clemence McLaren
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The fighting grows more violent and determined as the armies become desperate to end the long war. Hector kills Patroclus, thinking he is Achilles because he wears Achilles’s armor, and then refuses to return the body for burial ceremonies. Helenus has a vision of Hector’s death and Cassandra fears for her beloved brother. Helenus tells Cassandra she is the only reason he doesn’t simply abandon the fight and leave Troy to survive in the wilderness. He also tells Cassandra he believes Menelaus would kill Helen if he got the chance.

Achilles is enraged because he loved his cousin and arrives on the battlefield the next day with an even more magnificent set of armor and a fierce enjoyment of battle. The Trojans are panic stricken and run back to the city to escape from Achilles’s mad wrath...

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