The Tragedy of the Trojan War

The Tragedy of the Trojan War

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Storyboard Description

West Side Story rendition of the Trojan War as a Tragedy

Storyboard Text

  • Intro explains a history of warring between Achaeans and Trojans.
  • Brothers Paris and Hector go to the Achaeans Menelaus and Agamemnon in order to try and bring peace to the warring peoples.
  • Paris meets Helen, Menelaus’ wife, during dancing that occurs during the feast and they fall in love. At this time, Hector is negotiating peace with Agamemnon and Menelaus
  • Paris persuades Helen to come back with him to Troy. As they are boarding their ships to sail back to Troy, Hector finds Helen. Before Hector can tell Paris to make her leave, Menelaus and Agamemnon find out about the treachery and storm out to the Trojan ships. Now it is too late for Hector to force Helen to return for fear of appearing weak. Hector declares they must come get her and Menelaus swears he will come after them with an army.
  • 5. The Trojans sail back to Troy, and Hector chastises Paris for choosing one of the Achaeans as opposed to a Trojan bride. Once back, Hector tells Priam, his father and king of the Trojans, that they must prepare for war as the negotiations went south due to Paris taking Helen. Priam Also scolds Paris for taking an Achaean as opposed to a Trojan.
  • aWhile this is happening, Menelaus and Agamemnon gather the Achaean leaders, (introduce Achilles) prepare ships, and sail to war.
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