A revised version of this interesting and intricate play, up to date to hide contemporary severe pondering and level historical past. Troilus and Cressida is a tragedy frequently labelled a "problem" play due to its obvious combination of genres and its tricky subject matters. Set within the Trojan Wars it tells a narrative of doomed love and honour, providing a debased view of human nature in war-time and a degree peopled by means of often unsympathetic characters. The revised version makes an excellent textual content for research at undergraduate point and above.
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PANDARUS E’en so; Hector used to be stirring early. CRESSIDA That have been we conversing of, and of his anger. PANDARUS used to be he indignant? CRESSIDA So he says right here. PANDARUS precise, he used to be so; i do know the reason too: he’ll lay approximately him55 this day, i will be able to inform them that, and there’s Troilus will no longer come some distance in the back of him: allow them to take heed of Troilus, i will be able to inform them that too. CRESSIDA What, is he indignant too? PANDARUS Who, Troilus? Troilus is the higher guy of the 2. CRESSIDA O Jupiter61, there’s no comparability. PANDARUS What, no longer among Troilus and Hector? Do you comprehend a man63 if you happen to see him? CRESSIDA Ay, if I ever observed him earlier than and knew him. PANDARUS good, I say Troilus is Troilus. CRESSIDA then you definately say as I say, for i'm convinced he isn't Hector. PANDARUS No, nor Hector isn't Troilus in a few degrees67. CRESSIDA ’Tis just68 to every of them: he's himself. PANDARUS Himself? regrettably, bad Troilus, i'd he have been. CRESSIDA So he's. PANDARUS , I had long past barefoot to India71. CRESSIDA he isn't Hector. PANDARUS Himself? No, he’s no longer himself: may a73 have been himself! good, the gods are above, time needs to friend74 or finish. good, Troilus, good. i might my center have been in her physique. No, Hector isn't a greater guy than Troilus. CRESSIDA Excuse me77. PANDARUS he's elder. CRESSIDA Pardon me, pardon me. PANDARUS Th’other’s now not come to’t80; you shall inform me one other story, whilst th’other’s come to’t. Hector shall now not have his wit81 this yr. CRESSIDA He shall now not want it if he have his personal. PANDARUS Nor his features. CRESSIDA irrespective of. PANDARUS Nor his good looks. CRESSIDA ’Twould now not become87 him: his own’s higher. PANDARUS you haven't any judgement, niece; Helen herself swore th’other day that Troilus for a brown favour89 — for therefore ’tis, I needs to confess — now not brown neither— CRESSIDA No, yet brown91. PANDARUS ’Faith, to claim fact, brown and never brown. CRESSIDA to assert the reality, precise and never actual. PANDARUS She praised his complexion above Paris. CRESSIDA Why, Paris hath color adequate. PANDARUS So he has. CRESSIDA Then Troilus should97 have an excessive amount of: if she praised him above, his98 complexion is better than his: he having color sufficient, and the opposite better, is just too flaming99 a compliment for a great complexion. I had as lief100 Helen’s golden tongue had counseled Troilus for a copper101 nostril. PANDARUS I swear to you, i believe Helen loves him larger than Paris. CRESSIDA Then she’s a merry Greek104 certainly. PANDARUS Nay, i'm certain she does. She got here to him th’other day into the compassed106 window — and, you recognize, he has no longer prior 3 or 4 hairs on his chin— CRESSIDA certainly, a tapster’s arithmetic108 could quickly carry his particulars109 therein to a complete. PANDARUS Why, he's very younger, and but will he inside 3 pound raise up to his brother Hector. CRESSIDA Is he so younger a guy and so old112 a lifter? PANDARUS yet to end up to you that Helen loves him, she got here and places me her white hand to his cloven114 chin— CRESSIDA Juno115 have mercy! How got here it cloven? PANDARUS Why, you recognize ’tis dimpled. i feel his smiling turns into him larger than any guy in all Phrygia.