Troilus and Cressida Book Summary and Study Guide

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The play takes place against the background of the Trojan War. Troilus is a young Trojan prince who falls in love with Cressida, the daughter of a Trojan priest who has betrayed Troy and joined the Greeks. On the Greek side of the war, morale has dropped due to the laziness and insubordination of star soldier Achilles. When Hector, a Trojan prince, challenges any Greek to a one-on-one fight, Ajax is chosen rather than Achilles as an attempt to shame Achilles for his laziness. When Cressida is kidnapped by the Greeks, Troilus begins a quest to get her back.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   ancient Greece Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Crime & Police story    -   Yes Story of    -   kidnapping Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Lover is    -   an historical enemy

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   a teen


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Greece City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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