Film Review of Helen of Troy

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I. Setting
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I.A. Time of Action:

About 3,200 years ago in recorded history's infancy, when humankind's imagination peopled the known world with great heroes and villains and nature reflected the mood of the gods and goddesses.

I.B. Place of Action:

Troy (Asia Minor), also Ilium (ancient Ilion), famous city of Greek legend, on the northwestern corner of Asia Minor, in present-day Turkey. Anatolia is west of Greece (across the Aegean Sea) and north of Egypt (across the Mediterranean Sea).

II. Characters and Description of Characters

Sienna Guillory as Helen- The most beautiful woman in Greece, daughter of the god Zeus and of Leda. She was abducted in childhood by the hero Theseus, who hoped in time to marry her, but she was rescued
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Calchas- Soothsayer who explains an important event.
Nestor- Wise old king who advises Agamemnon.
Hector- Bravest and most accomplished of the Trojan warriors; son of Priam.
Aeneas- Brave and powerful Trojan warrior. The son of Anchises, a Trojan prince, and Venus, goddess of love.
Zeus (Roman name, Jupiter): King of the gods who prefers to remain neutral in the war but intervenes after a plea for help.
Hera (Roman name, Juno): Queen of the gods who favors the Greeks.
Athena: Goddess of wisdom and war who favors the Greeks.
Hephaestus (Roman name, Vulcan): God of the forge who favors the Greeks.

Aphrodite (Roman name, Venus): Goddess of love and beauty who sides with the Trojans.

III. Plot Summary

Prince Paris of Troy, shipwrecked on a mission to the king of Sparta, meets and falls for Queen Helen before he knows who she is. Rudely received by the royal Greeks, he must flee...but fate and their mutual passions lead him to take Helen along. This gives the Greeks just the excuse they need for much-desired war.
The Greeks are plotting to invade Troy to steal the treasures of the Trojans. Meanwhile Prince Paris is assigned by his wise father and King of Troy to travel to Sparta and shows the peaceful intentions of his people. Along his journey, he falls into the sea during a storm and is rescued on the shore by the Queen of Sparta, Helen. When he recovers, he
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