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Menelaus and Helen Analysis

Author: Poetry of Rupert Brooke Type: Poetry Views: 486

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Hot through Troy's ruin Menelaus broke

To Priam's palace, sword in hand, to sate

On that adulterous whore a ten years' hate

And a king's honour.Through red death, and smoke,

And cries, and then by quieter ways he strode,

Till the still innermost chamber fronted him.

He swung his sword, and crashed into the dim

Luxurious bower, flaming like a god.

High sat white Helen, lonely and serene.

He had not remembered that she was so fair,

And that her neck curved down in such a way;

And he felt tired.He flung the sword away,

And kissed her feet, and knelt before her there,

The perfect Knight before the perfect Queen.


So far the poet.How should he behold

That journey home, the long connubial years?

He does not tell you how white Helen bears

Child on legitimate child, becomes a scold,

Haggard with virtue.Menelaus bold

Waxed garrulous, and sacked a hundred Troys

'Twixt noon and supper.And her golden voice

Got shrill as he grew deafer.And both were old.

Often he wonders why on earth he went

Troyward, or why poor Paris ever came.

Oft she weeps, gummy-eyed and impotent;

Her dry shanks twitch at Paris' mumbled name.

So Menelaus nagged; and Helen cried;

And Paris slept on by Scamander side.


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The Trojan War was fought between the Greeks and the Trojans to avenge the abduction of Helen, wife of Menelaus, by Paris son of Priam. Menelaus was the King of Sparta and Priam was the King of Troy. The first 14 lines are faithful to Greek mythology. The second part of this poem is wholly Brooke\'s own version of what might have happened in their old age.
Chongtham Chittaranjan Singh

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