Inside the Walls of Troy - Part 2, Cassandra’s Story: Chapters 17-19 Summary & Analysis

Clemence McLaren
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When Cassandra sees the horse, she instinctively senses there is some trick. She experiences her vision of the mass of dead soldier’s once again and calls for the horse to be burned, but she is ignored. Instead, the people of Troy, led by Deiphobus, tear down their own walls surrounding the gate in order to bring the massive construction into their city. A priest rushes up shouting a warning, but he too is ignored and taken away. The people hold a festival with drinking and dancing as they celebrate the departure of the Greeks and admire their parting gift. When Cassandra attempts to burn the horse, Deiphobus almost does her an extreme injury before Helenus steps in. Helenus tells Cassandra there are Greek warriors concealed within the interior of the horse and he is the one who showed the Greeks...

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