Who Caused the Trojan War?
The Trojan war; one of the longest and most remembered war in the history of Greek mythology. Millions of people died, family's were broken and a few people were to blame for this. One of the most significant influences to the Trojan War was the Beautiful Helen. Helen disowned her country and her people, she knew the consequences and she chose love over loyalty. Agamemnon is another cause of the Trojan war. His goal was to overthrow Troy and he would fight to reach that. Paris is also to blame. His prophesy stated that he would burn down Troy and knowing that did not stop him from creating chaos's with the Greeks. There are many causes of the Trojan War; one of the most significant and influential causes was the beautiful Helen of Sparta. Helen wasn’t just any Greek woman; she was the most beautiful and desirable woman alive. When Helen ran away with Paris to Troy she abandoned her country and her people. All of Greece was forced to go to Troy to bring her back to where she belonged. Helen knew that all the kings of Greece made an oath to protect her no matter what happened and she still ran away with Paris. She knew that the kings of Greece would bring all of their armies together to fight Troy to bring her back. She also knew that if she ran away it would cause a war between the Trojans and the Greeks. Even though Helen was Queen of Sparta she chose her happiness over the safety of her people. It was very self-centered for her to choose love over the peace of the entire country. Even though Cassandra informed Helen that her surrender would end the war, she still stayed with Paris in Troy. Agamemnon may have been one of the most powerful influences that Trojan War began. One way or another Agamemnon was determined to overthrow Troy, he was just looking for the right reason. Helen running away to Troy gave Agamemnon that reason to travel to Troy and fight for what he wanted. Agamemnon would do anything to take over Troy,...
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