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Department
English
Course
ENGB30
Professor
Laura Jane Wey
Semester
Fall

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Lec22_Nov26 Key Themes in Troilus and Cressida Love/ loyalty in love Hierarchical order  Ulysses’ diagnosis for why “after seven years’ siege yet Troy walls stand” (9-10)  Ulysses’s own (proper) observation of hierarchy (9)  Theatricality and subversion (10-11)  Recommendation for how order can be restored (13-14) Heroism/ honour  Hector’s challenge (12)  Achilles cannot even remember why someone is going to fight Hector (!6)  Kissing game with Cressida (42-43)  The mock battle between Hector and Ajax (44)  The slaying of Hector (58;59) o Fight against Hector and Achilles o Achilles kills Hector The Figure of Ulysses  Intelligent o Emphasizes the importance of “policy” as opposed to brute force (11)  o Sees how to exploit both Achilles’s and Ajax’s weakness (22-23)  Manipulative o Manipulation of Ajax (23) o Stage-management of the
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