Troy Movie Explanation

Summary of Troy Movie Storyline and Explanation.
  1. Agamemnon wants to conquer more lands

    The Greek Agamemnon of Mycenae was a conqueror who wanted to gain more lands and gain more Glory. His brother Menelaus was less of a Conqueror and more of a ruler.

  2. The Trojans made peace with the King of Sparta

    Prince Hector of Troy and his brother Paris made a peace treaty with Menelaus, the King of Sparta, and Agamemnon’s brother.

  3. Achilles wanted to be immortal

    Achilles was a fierce Greek warrior who wanted his name to live after he dies. He mentioned the idea of ‘being remembered after death’ many times during the movie, and it was obvious that this what was he really wanted.

  4. Paris smuggled Helen on their ship

    Paris, who was having an affair with Menelaus’ wife Helen, smuggled her into their Trojan ship. Hector got furious when he knew what his brother did. It was late to take Helen back, and so the ship had to sail back to troy.

  5. Menelaus wanted revenge

    When Menelaus found that his wife ran away, he became furious and went to Agamemnon to help him get revenge against the Trojans. Agamemnon was so glad because this allowed him to conquer another city, especially that he already wanted to Conquer Troy for a long time.

  6. Achilles decided to join the war

    Achilles, who hates Agamemnon, was hesitant to join the war, but his mother convinced him that if he went to Troy, his name will get remembered for centuries, so he made his mind and sailed with Agamemnon’s army. (See Why some people like war movies?)

  7. The Greek’s took the beach of Troy

    The Greek’s arrived with their large army to the beach of Troy and easily conquered it with the help of Achilles and his Myrmidons.

  8. Paris challenged Menelaus for a fight

    Paris decided to have a 1-on-1 fight with Menelaus to save the city. Agamemnon had plans to conquer Troy anyway. Menelaus almost killed Paris, but Hector rushed in and killed Menelaus. Agamemnon ordered the army to attack Troy.

  9. Hector killed Achilles’ cousin, and then he was killed

    Hector killed Achilles’ cousin by mistake, thinking that he was Achilles. Achilles became furious and went to the Trojan walls to challenge Hector for a fight. Hector accepted, but he was killed by Achilles during the fight.

  10. The Greeks deceived the Trojans

    The Greeks hid their ships and left a large wooden horse to the Trojans (a gift). The Trojans thought that the Greek army left. They took the horse inside, then in the night, Greek soldiers, who were hiding inside the horse, opened the gates for the rest of the army, and the city was sacked.

  11. Achilles and many others were killed

    According to the Greek legend, Achilles’ weak point was his heels. Paris shot Achilles in his heel during the fight then kept shooting arrows at him until he died. During the fight, Agamemnon, Priam, and Glaucus were killed.

  12. The narrator highlights immortality

    After troy fell, funerals were held for the slain, and the narrator talked about men such as Hector and Achilles who died but still lived because of the great deeds they did in their lives. The song ‘Remember me’ by Josh Groban was then played. (See Interstellar (2014) Movie Explained)

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