Inside the Walls of Troy Themes

Clemence McLaren
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Feminism

Feminism is an important theme in the novel "Inside the Walls of Troy". The women of the Bronze Age have little to no freedom, depending on what part of the world they live in. The women in this novel are not able to choose their husbands or the paths of their own lives. They are not even allowed to choose their own interests or personalities, as these must be based on the wishes of their husbands and male guardians. Women are considered property to be bartered and traded to increase the wealth of a kingdom or negotiate for peace, among other things. Iphigenia and Polyxena are both sacrificed on the altar of masculine pride. Agamemnon sacrifices his oldest and favorite daughter because it will ensure his swift and safe sea voyage to the shores of Troy, where he hopes to win glory and renown by sacking the city...

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