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Farewell Between Hector And Andromache

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Transcript of Farewell Between Hector And Andromache

Farewell
Between
Hector and
Andromache

Hector
Trojan Prince and a great fighter
Andromache
Astyanax
Paris
Achilles
Hector's wife
The most powerful warrior in
Iliad
Hector's brother
Hector and Andromache's infant son
Trojans
CHARACTERS:
SETTING
Tenth year of Trojan war
Troy (northwestern Turkey)
Achean forces
are killing the Trojans by dozen.
To Andromache, her husband represents her whole family
Although Hector loves his family, he chooses the path of honor.
Andromache fears that she will lose Hector and that their child will grow up without a father.
Andromache uses rational arguments to persuade her husband to stay.
Hector goes into Troy.
He then goes to look for his brother, Paris.
Hector calls him irresponsible for not being on the battlefield.
Paris will use any excuse to avoid the battlefield. In contrast, Hector is eager to return there.
Hector turns to his son to take him in his arms.
Hector removes the helmet and takes the baby once more into his arms.
He then prays to Zeus that his son will be great.
With a final farewell, Hector returns to the battle, accompanied by Paris.
CONFLICT:
Hector, as the Trojan Prince and a great fighter, wants to go to the battlefield but Andromache won't allow him.
THEME:
Grief
Family
Courage
PLOT:
Andromache, convinced that his husband will soon dies, begins to mourn for his death.
Acheans
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