Essay on Trojan War

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Trojan War


In the book The Trojan War, by Bernard Evslin, Ulysses and Agamemnon both contribute to
the Greek's victory. Many considered Ulysses to be the real brains behind the Greek
forces. Although Agamemnon was the leader of the Greeks, many would say he was not a good
one. Even though Agamemnon did some good deeds during the war, many of his actions caused
problems, and Ulysses often had to come to his rescue.

With Ulysses on the Greeks side they had amazing intelligence and bravery. Many great
things happened because of Ulysses leadership. One example is when Ulysses dressed as a
peddler, found where Achilles was hiding, and brought him back to fight in the war.
Ulysses knew he had to find Achilles because the prophecies told the Greeks they couldn't
win the war without him. Secondly, Ulysses convinced the Greek forces to return and fight
after Agamemnon almost lost them. He yelled to the troops "Stop! Agamemnon means battle
and not retreat, you misunderstood his words" (p. 42).

Lastly, Ulysses showed great smartness when he solved the riddle about the Trojan War. By
him solving the riddle, the Greeks came to win the long war. Ulysses was also smart enough
to think of hollowing out the horse so the Greeks could hide inside them and attack the
Trojans while they were sleeping. He showed intelligence too when he pretended the horse
was a sacrifice to the god Poseidon. The war may not have turned out the same if the
Greeks did not have the great leader Ulysses.
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