The Aeneid Analysis

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Trusting others can be your own ruination. The Aeneid by Virgil is a story in ancient Europe that tells of the story of the Trojans and their recovery after the war. In book II, the Greeks are about to sack Troy, but unlike The Odyssey, this is the point of view of the Trojans. Having trust in others can be as fragile as glass. The beginning of The Aeneid Book II, describes the Greeks fabricating a plan to sack Troy. In their plan they needed a way to get their soldiers in the city without being seen, so they created the Trojan Horse. Virgil uses the Greek’s plan to describe how hard it can be to trust others.

The beginning of book II introduces the Greeks ambidexterity with Sinon and the wooden horse. The Greek’s clever plan to fool the Trojans was to leave Sinon, a warrior, in rags. His assignment is trick the Trojans in escorting the horse into the center of the city, so the infantry can attack the
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The Greeks plan was to convince the Trojans to letting the horse and Sinon stay. With the last bit of Sinon’s story finally told and the people of Troy are accepting him began the Sack of Troy. The king announces the final verdict of life or death. “False tears true pity move: the king commands to lose his fatten, and unbind his hands: Then adds these friendly words: “Dismiss thy fears; Forget the Greeks; be mine as thou was theirs. But truly tell, was it for force or guile.” (Aeneid, Book II) With the King’s approval the horse brings into the city. So with that the war was coming to a close. “Pull the statue to her house”, they shout,“and offer prayers to the goddess’s divinity.” (Aeneid, Book II, 232-233) Now that the horse is in play, it is the Greek’s turn in the Game. The Trojans placed the horse in the mid-city near the temple of the Gods. The Trojans trust began to crumble when they pushed and pulled the horse into

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