How Does Helen Respond To Paris In The Iliad

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Helen first insults Paris for being a coward and not fighting Menelaus,, as he ran from battle, following up with a plea for Paris to go back and fight Menelaus. However, Helen has a sudden change of heart and asks Paris to stay because she realizes that no matter how much she doesn’t like Paris, her sexual affairs with him is all she has. Like all the male characters in the Iliad, Paris completely disregards her self interests and instead takes her to bed; he only thinks of his desire to be with her and takes her to bed without hesitation. Despite her scorn for Paris, she soon realizes that without him, she would be stranded between two opposing forces, so she decides to keep whatever she has and please Paris and keep him as
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