Troilus and Cressida
Is Troilus and Cressida a tragedy? Defend your judgment.
Discuss how Shakespeare undercuts the idea of heroism in Troilus and Cressida.
Discuss the play's treatment of romance.
Is Cressida a sympathetic character? Why or why not?
Discuss the role of Thersites in the drama.
Analyze the character of Ulysses. Is he a sympathetic figure?
Discuss the portrayal of war in the play.
Compare and contrast the characters of Hector and Achilles.
Discuss the character and role of Pandarus.
Analyze the argument that the Trojan princes have in Act II, Scene ii over whether to continue the war. Who is right, Troilus or Hector?
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