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Troilus and Cressida
Troilus and Cressida
by William Shakespeare
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Character Role Analysis

Helen and Cressida

Have you noticed how characters in this play are always comparing and contrasting Helen and Cressida? Guys like Pandarus are forever talking about who's prettier, sexier, has more wit, and so on. Ultimately, however, both Helen and Cressida are both portrayed as promiscuous women who cause nothing but heartache and conflict.

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