|Plot Summary of Troilus and Cressida|
|"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."
Judy Berman, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Troilus and Cressida|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- ancient Greece
Crime & Police story
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- an historical enemy
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- Smarter than most other characters
- an organization
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 2 ()
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?
- No single main character?
Is this a play?
Amount of dialog
- mostly dialog
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