Myth of the Wooden Horse

Myth of the Wooden Horse

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Nice battle huh...

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  • Beginning
  • Middle
  • Ending
  • Victory is for the Greeks!!!!!
  • For nine long years the Greeks fought against the Trojans. Many lives were lost during the battle. Chief warriors would occasionally fight alone while armies watched. The women and old men of Troy would watch the battle from city walls. All other cities fell except Troy, so all of the Greeks started thinking about how they could trick the Trojans. The Greeks knew that the Trojans wanted the war to end.
  • Symbolism
  • The war finally ended and the Trojans were very happy. The Greeks finally came up with a plan and they built a giant wooden horse as a "gift" to the Trojans. The Greeks pushed it into the plain and left it there. When night arrived, some of the Greeks climbed into the horse and waited there until the Trojans took it in. The Trojans celebrated because the war was over. They threw open the gates and there stood the wooden horse. A priest of Poseidon told all of them to watch out because Greeks should never be trusted.
  • Motifs
  • The Trojans ignored the priest and two sea serpants rose out of the ocean and swallowed him up. The Trojans saw this as an omen that the horse was not a bad thing. They all decided that they should drag it in. There was also a spy that told the Trojans that the horse was a "gift". The Trojans took it in their city and started a feast. While the feast was in full swing, the Greeks jumped out of the horse and attacked the Trojan city. They rid the city of everything then burned the remains. To this day, men and women still search for this lost city.
  • Theme
  • The main symbol in this myth is the wooden horse. The horse stands for the endless persistance of the Greeks and their hate for the Trojans. This horse also stands for the war and the Trojans. It stands for the Trojans because they thought that this was a gift when in reality it was a trick that caught them off guard. The Greeks tricked them into thinking the war was over, so this horse technically stands for mischief and trickery as well.
  • The motifs in this myth are contentment and the feeling of loss. The Trojans finally thought the war was over so they grew content. The Greeks however, knew this. So, they tricked them. The Trojans lost their city and their lives, so many people suffered loss.
  • The theme of this myth is that things aren't always what they seem. The Greeks knew how to trick the others because they knew that the Trojans wanted nothing but peace. They built the horse and secretly attacked them, knowing that the Trojans were celebrating the end of the war. The Trojans thought it was a gift when in reality it was a scheme. All Trojans made a mistake that basically cost them their lives.
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