In the Shakespeare play Troilus and Cressida, Troilus seems to think that he is very.
In the play, we see that he is not in love with Cressida, rather he is.
infatuated with her. When Troilus speaks of Cressida it is often related to what she looks like,or his imagination of an "encounter" with her. This is very sad because Cressida seems to havegenuine in her feelings for Troilus when she finally admits her love. She tries to protect herselffrom becoming a man's sexual conquest and that is exactly what Troilus makes Cressida out to.
In the opening scene we meet Troilus and he seems very lovesick. He says that he is.
unable to fight because of heartache. Troilus talks with Padarus who becomes a key in Troilus.
and Cressida coming together. Trolius says in line 45, "I tell thee I am mad/ In Cressid's love;.
thou answer'st "She is fair",/ Pourest in the open ulcer of my heart/ Her eyes, her hair, her cheek,her gait, her voice;/ Handlest in thy discourse, O, that her hand,/ In whose comparison all whitesare ink." Here Troilus is saying he is madly in love with Cressida and he tells why. Her hand,her cheek, her gait, her voice. All of the reasons have to do with some physical aspect ofCressida. He is more interested by Cressida's beauty and the fact that he dose not have her, than who Cressida really is. Cressida is a women now, but once he has her she will become an.
object. He is a lot like the King in Love's Labour's Lost. Now he is so willing to give.
compliments about beauty, but dose not look past anything else in Cressida. Pandarus sings.
Troilus's praises to Cressida, which makes us wonder how great of a guy Troilus really is and.
why is Pandarus trying to "sell" his cousin so quickly.
In Cressidas soliloquy (1.2) she tells the audience that she admires Troilus, but she won't.
let that appear. In line 256 she says, "Women are angles, wooing;/ Things won are done." .
Basically she is saying that when a man is pursing a woman he treats her like an angle.