The Trojan Women

The Trojan Women is not so much a tragic story as a depiction of a tragic situation, whereby Euripides dramatizes the postwar conditions of these women of Troy, the rewards of war.Euripides wrote The Trojan Women in 415 B.C., but his tragic play about the aftermath of the fall of Troy continues to be heard many centuries after it wasfirst performed.Euripides is often uses unconventional views of Greek society, especially by the life of women and slaves; in the The Trojan Women we see that the slave women possess a nobility of mind that stands in unusual contrast to the inhumanity of the victorious Greek warriors.In the play, The Trojan Women is a spin off of the Iliad and I will give the summary, my reaction, and how it relates to humanities.
Euripides’ The Trojan Women shows women struggling with powerful and unreasonable leaders who force their lives one way.Euripides gives us doubt or skepticism, aligned with the Greek historian Thucydides’ disapproving sentiments of human nature in his historical record of the Peloponnesian War.For Hecuba and the Trojan Women, it is the Achaean warriors’ irrefutable lack of compassion, the heartless disregard for the lives of innocent women and children; that waste the humanity of life. Equally, Euripides’ Hecuba remains a terrible woman in a postwar landscape of terror and execution.She never considers the possibility of individual female rebellion against corrupt yet superior male forces.But it is not Cassandra’s nobility of mind that motivates her passionate and her losses in her family.She is driven by vengeance.
The play starts out with Poseidon seeming to express remorse or at least homesickness for Troy.He calls himself the Trojan horse, which perhaps is puzzling but also perhaps reflects Euripides’ suspicion that what really brought down the walls of Troy was an earthquake.The next thing to happen in the play brings us to the sanctuaries.The San