Who Is to Blame for the Trojan War
The reason why most blame Helen and Paris is that Helen isn’t just any Greek woman; she is 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. Wait, why is this? It was Odysseus’s idea. The reason being is that all the Greek kings wanted to marry Helen, but when she chose Menelaus, a war was going to break out and Odysseus came up with a compromise. He said that all the Greek kings were going to protect Helen of Sparta no matter what. Well, that backfires on him when he is forced to go to war for ten years and then take ten more years getting back home, but that is another story.
Agamemnon is another who can be held responsible for the war. He may be one of the most powerful influences that began the Trojan War. One way or another Agamemnon is determined to overthrow Troy; he is just looking for the right reason. Helen running away to Troy gives Agamemnon that reason to travel to Troy and fight for what he