Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Black Ships Before Troy - Part III

After finishing the novel, answer the following question and also respond to at least 1 classmate's commentary by Friday, Dec. 16.  Be sure to use evidence from the novel to support your answer.
Question:  Considering the events from the beginning of the novel to the end and also the outcome of the major characters' lives in this story, was it the right decision on the part of the Greeks to send in the Trojan horse?

88 comments:

Lindy Pittman said...

Yes, because it ended the war. If they had not the war might have gone on for many more years even though Paris was dead. Also they ended without as much bloodshed as there could have been. I believe it was the correct choice under the circumstances. However earlier somebody should have just talked it out with the other outside then not as many people would have died. so it was a good decsicion and a bad one.

Maura G. said...

Yes, because it ended the war, and now the war cannot go on longer. If they hadn't ended the war this way, it would have gone on for several more years and killed many more people. I think that if people just tried to agree with each other, the war could have endede sooner. But, if Paris hadn't stolen Helen away, this never would have happened, and they would not be in this predicament.

Maura

Maura G. said...

I agree with Lindy completely because it ended the war earlier, and it would have killed more people if they didnt. Also, I think they should have just talked it out.

Maura

Charlie H. said...

I belive that Greece did the right thing by sending in the Trojan Horse. I think this because it won the war for Greece. Also, if they had just sailed back to Greece, Troy might have taken the war to Greece afte they recovered. Then there would have been even more people killed. That is why I think that Greece made the right choice by sending in the Trojan Horse.

Charlie H. said...

Maura,
I agree and disagree with what you said. I agree that they did the right thing, but I don't think that they would have even been able to agree with eachother. I don't think that Aphordite and Athena would let them. I also agree with you that if Paris hadn't stolen Helen, none of this would have happened.

Anonymous said...

I think yes and no. Yes, because it ended the fighting, and for them, they won! It did kill a lot of people but if the war went on longer, maybe even more people would have been killed. I think that it was pretty bad though because when they went into the city, it killed a lot of innocent woman and children witch I think was super bad. For the Greeks though, it was a good decision because they ended the war and won. It was a good strategy also so the Trojans weren't expecting it.
Lark

Anonymous said...

Charlie,
I like and agree with what you said. I never thought about the Trojans going to Greece if they would have just sailed home until after I read your post. With that it mind I'm even more confident that it was a good decision for them. Also, it ended the war so that all of the Greeks could go home witch is always a good thing! I think no doubt it was a good strategy for them.
Lark

Anonymous said...

I think that it was the right decision on the greeks part to send the horse in because one it granted them victory over the Trojans and it was a great advantage for the Greeks. In a way I feel bad for the Trojans because they were tricked by the Greeks onto thinking that they left a gift. I also think that is was stupid on the Trojan part to bring their 'gift' into the city imean really the Greeks mysteriously disappear leavening a great gift shouldn't that trigger like a million bells among them that this is a trap! So the bottom line is that I think it was the right desision for the Greeks to send in the giant wooden horse.

Anonymous said...

The one above is Bryan's!

Lindy Pittman said...

Charlie,
I agree with you completely, but there never should have been a war. Paris stole Helen which was stupid and it was stupid of Menelaus to come after her AND someone should have resolved the fight before it went to far. So everyone was being stupid and stubborn and if they hadn't been nobody would have died

Patrick Dillon said...

I think it was the right choice for the Greeks to send the wooden horse with men inside it into Troy. It was clever of them. They won the war because of that stragety and the war was their's to win. After all it was the Trojans that stole Helen, therefore it was fair for the Trojans to lose the war. They started it by stealing Helen, and in turn they lost the war. If it wasn't for the Greeks and their wooden horse the war would have continued.

Patrick dillon said...

Maura,
I agree with you. Lives were spared because of the horse. The cause of this war was all Paris' fault. It was wrong of him to steal Helen from her own land

Anonymous said...

I think the greeks made the right decition on sending in the trojan horse becaus it ended the war and made it so no one else wold die. I think they should have done it sooner than they did though so not as many people died. So it was a good decition , a little though but better late than never.
Mea Fisher

Anonymous said...

Maura
I completly agree with everything you said about. They could have sent it in much sooner but at least they did it.

Mea Fisher

Anonymous said...

I think that it was the right choice. It ended the war and saved a lot of greeks lives. Even though athena was probalby mad at them, they ended the war. If you end the war it is the right choice. I don't think they should have burned the horse down.

Will Firestone

Anonymous said...

Lark,
I agree and disagree with you. I think it was an all around good stradegy for them. in the book it says they took the women and children away for slaves and only slayed some of them. It was a great stradegy.
Will Firestone

Jack Craig said...

I think that it was a good and bad choice to invade Troy by using the horse. It was good because it swiftly ended to the long war. If they hadn't invaded, they would have either had to pack up and sacrifice their honor, or continue with the war in which many more men would die on both sides.
However, I think the invasion was dishonorable and unfair. Troy never had chance once the wooden wheels of the leviathan rolled inside the the Scaean gates of Troy, the city was doomed. With their military scattered, and the city in chaos, it was impossible to fend of the invaders (especially without Hector). For this reason I think the best option is that since Paris died, Helen should be returned, as the man she loved is now dead.
But, if Helen were to be returned to Menalaus, I would make him keep her just as Odyseuss did, because if Menalaus killed her, the war would have been a waste of men, time and anger.

Jack Craig said...

To Mae,
I agree with you ver much. I think that it was a good idea to end the war, but it would have been much more effective if Odyseuss came up with this idea earlier in the war (even though it was Athena who gave him this idea).

Anonymous said...

I think that sending the horse was a very good idea. It ended the war and that is good because many more people would have died. If the two sides came to some agreement before, there would have been less death. And the whole entire thing could have been stopped if Paris had just refused to say which goddess was better and declared it a tie between them.
Max Gambino

Raleigh Darcy said...

Yes sorta because it ended the war but maybe they should have tried some other things like having helen make a decision. If they continued like this than war would have lasted way longer killed more people. This was a very sad way to end but it was a better option.

Raleigh Darcy said...

I agree with Maura entirely it ended the war sooner and lives were saved. Also I agree that they should talked it out or let Helen decide, you know something more reasnable.

Anonymous said...

Yes it was. After they sent in the horse, the war ended, and it could've gone on for many years which in one way or another could have drastically changed today's lifestyle, and just all around life.I think that it was very clever of the greeks to build the horse, and that is what won the war, creativity. All in all I think that definetly was the right choice in the circumsatnces.
Matthew White

Anonymous said...

Maura, I agree with every thing you said, seeing as though i posted a comment very similiar to yours. Good job.
Matthew White

Peter said...

I think it was right to send the Trojan Horse in, because it ended the war,and the were not as many Greek trajeties. The Trojan Horse made the war end abruptly, and it would have gone on for maybe years more if they hadn't done it. This tactic is infuential to war even today, and has helped many wars, not go on forever.
~Peter R~

Peter said...

Jack,
I agree with you, and I also dont. I agree with the first part of you response, but not the second part.
I dont think it is dishonorable at all, it is just called tactics. Learn to use them.
~Peter R~

erik summers said...

I think that it was very wise to send the trojan horse, because it ended the brutal and bloody Trojan war. However, I think that there probably would have been a faster way to end the war, like forging a peace treaty. That would have saved even more lives than the horse, and the war would have been shorter, so i think it was a good decision and a bad one.

erik summers said...

Dear bryan, i agree with you completely. The horse was a very clever trick, and it helped stop the war faster than usual. Nice job!

Channing Conner said...

Yes because it ended the war but maybe they should have tried to do something else, but it was a good decision also because even more blood would have fallen to the Earth and many innocent lives would have been killed if the war hadn't ended like that. Also because if they didn't do this it might have taken a really long time for a new plan for the war to end might have taken long.
Channing C

Anonymous said...

Eric- I agree with you completly. The trojan horse was a good idea, but they could have just made a peace treaty. They could have just ended it all way earlier that way. There would have been less death.
Max Gambino

Anonymous said...

Yeah, it was right for the Greeks to send in the Trojan horse. It was like the atom bomb, in the way that it ended the war brutally, but efficiently. The war had gone on for ten years, and many of their champions were dead, so I think they did the right thing by sending in the Trojan horse.
~~~Rylan R.~~~

Anonymous said...

Will,
I agree with you, although i didn't know they were going to burn the horse down, did they say that in the novel? also, Yes Troy was definitely mad at them, considering they killed all the men, and took all the women.
~~~Rylan R.~~~

Anonymous said...

Rylan- I agree with you. The horse was very necessary. It was brutal but efficiant. The war would just have gone on until everybody was dead.
Max Gambino

Anonymous said...

I think it was a good decision to send in the Trojan horse. If they hadn't the war may not have ended and would have gone on much longer. Greece also won the war and the horse was the reason why. They were very smart in building the horse. Also, not as many people were killed because of the horse. It was a very good decision.
Julia Wong

Anonymous said...

Dear Lindy,
I completely agree with you. The horse was a great idea and i think so because of the same reasons you said. Not as many people were killed, and it ended the war. I also think they could have just talked it out earlier though.
Julia Wong

Anonymous said...

Of course they did the right thing. With out the horse the Greeks were at a huge disatvantage. They didn't have walls to hid behind. The war would have gone on forever if they didn't just decide to take a risk.
Jake Crouch

Anonymous said...

I agree with you Rylan. It was harsh but effective. The Greeks were going all in. They just happened to pull this one out.
Jake Crouch

Anonymous said...

I think it was the right decision. I say this because they just wanted to end the war and get Helen back. If there was a way to end the war where i wouldn't be killing anybody I loved I would take that chance immediately. I do say that I feel bad for the parents of Hector and feel bad for all the people that died, but they could've returned Helen to her people and then not have had all the bloodshed. It also saved a lot of Greeks lives in the long run and it could've been a lot of Trojan lives saved or a lot of Greek's lives saved. To me it did not matter which.

Anonymous said...

that was jv last one

Anonymous said...

To Rylan,
I think that you had a great point. It was just like an atom bomb, ending a war brutally and with a lot of death and destruction but it still ends the war and one side comes out victorious.
JV

Sydney B said...

I think the idea to send in a fake horse was a very good idea to win and end the war. The war between the Trojans and Greeks had been going on for too long. The Greeks were losing hope and so it was either finish the war or lose hope and go back. I think it is funny that Melenus wanted to kill Helen even though thats what the two cities were fighting about. The war went on for so long that the two cities forgot what they were fighting about. Overall I think that it was the best idea to send in the horse to finally get the war over with.

Anna Skubiz :) said...

Yes, it was a good idea to send in the horse. The won the war, what else could they ask for? Yes, it did kill hunderds of innocent women and children who just wanted there father to come home safe, but they used strategy, a good one, and they won! Women go into war today and get killed sometimes, the women and children were just at the wrong place at the wrong time. Honestly the best thing for greece to do was what it did. The trojans were stupid and brought a misterious object in there walls.

Anna Skubiz :) said...

Lark,
I agree those women and children didnt need to die for the greeks to win. They did use a good strategy and that was smart. So it really is a yes and no awnser

Anonymous said...

I think it was very wise of the Greeks to send in the horse. Not only did it end the war, it showed that by using pure cunning, the outnumbered can still win. Also, otherwise they would have probably lost an attack from the Trojians if they would have stayed because they were so out numbered and would have eventually lost the war. They would have had to retreat and go home in order to not die. The war could have lasted much longer and a lot more people would die on both sides. Also, considering that many of their lead people had died, this was probably the only way to win.
-Margaret L.

Anonymous said...

Jack Craig, I agree with you that the horse was a good choice because it ended the war and prevented more deaths on both sides, but I don't think it was completely unfair of them. Ya, it would really stink to be a Trojian, but they should have been more careful with the horse in the first place, and listened to the people who figured it out. There was even a girl who could see the future, but no one even paid attention to her. If they wanted to win, they should have been smart to. I think it makes sense that the brighter guys should win.
-Margaret L.

Sydney B said...

Margaret,
I pretty much agree with you. I don't think that it was the only way to win, they could of just secretly attacked. I agree though when you said that if they would of stayed any longer they would of lost the war, and they would lose hope. I wish they could of done this sooner so that less people would of died, but i guess they didn't think of it before.

Anonymous said...

Most people said yes, that sending in the horse was a good decision but I disagree, again. I'm not arguing for arguing sake but I truely think this was not the smartest plan.
Throughout the story, when someone would die, thier "team" would at all costs try to retrive thier body. This shows that both sides of this fierce battle belive in honor and justice. If they did not belive in these virtues, why on earth would they start the war over the betrayal of Helen. What Im getting at is the Greeks ambushed the city of Troy. I would think and I'm sure many would agree that it would have be more honorable and much less dirty if they had a fought a true war or just surrendered.

I totally agree with Anna when she states "it did kill hunderds of innocent women and children who just wanted there Father to come home safe..." If this ambush ahd never happened, like Anna said many, many woman and children would have lived. If you were to turn the perspective, how would the Greeks feel if that had happened to THIER home?

Lastly, the point of the war was to win back Helen. Menelaus was planning on killing Helen but only beacause of a promise he made he spared her life. So what was the point of the war-not to win back Helen because Menelaus was just going to kill her if he got her back. Was it nessary for the slaying and ambushing just for one girl of whom he planned on killing as soon as he won her back. If they just would have surrendered, Helen could be happy and the killing would have stopped.
I hope I put up a good arguement because no, I think it was unnessary and creul to send in the horse.
Meg

Anonymous said...

Dear Jack,
I totally agree when you say it was unfair and dishonerable. You could not ahve said it better. The Greeks laid waste to Troy which had no chance. I also agree that as soon as Paris dies Helen should have returned because there was no point in staying.
Meg A.

Melissa said...

I think that what the Greeks did was morally wrong, to pretend to have a peace offering and then kill all the people. But war is also morally wrong. I would have to say that because of the trojan horse, the war ended much sooner, so in some ways the horse was good. Also, it was a brilliant plan. It seems as though often in war the side with the best strategy, not the most strength, wins and the trojan horse was a very good way for the Greeks to end the war.

Melissa said...

Meg-
I agree with you that they seem very absorbed with honor, but they are in war. There are no laws about war. When they are trying to get the dead people's bodies, they want to give that person a burial. It is not about their honor, but about being able to mourn the dead. Also, how honorabe is it to keep fighting and keep people living in fear about what will happen next? Ending the war does bring honor to the Greeks. They won.

Anonymous said...

Yes I think it was important to send the trojan horse, because it ended the war. The war had gone on for at least 10 years, and many many people were killed. I don't understand why they did not send the trojan horse earlier. It would have added up to a lot less Greek deaths. This would even be a good strategy even at the begining of the war. It was bad because it killed inocent people, but it ended a 10 year war.

Nolan Sankey

Anonymous said...

Matthew,

I agree with you, that it was right to do, but I don't understand why they did not do it earlier. Many less of their people would have died. Yes they killed inocent people,but it ended a war that had gone on for over 10 years. Building this creative strategy won the war for the Greeks.

Nolan Sankey

Connor F said...

I know that this was the right decision to make for almost countless reasons. A given one is obviously the unneccessary bloodshed. The Greeks need not lose another soldier in this great battle that had raged on far too long. So the Greeks made the tactical move and slaughtered the Trojans, leaving no soldier spared to start up the war again. Another reason is that all of the heroes of Troy were killed in battle, and they had no remaining allies to back them. I think it better the way that the Trojans were killed, quick before they even knew what hit them. The prophecy stated that little Paris would be the end of Troy, and even with him dead, Troy was little more great mounds of ashes and rotting corpses.

Connor F said...

Matthew,
I agree with your answer that the Greeks made the right decision in slaying the Trojans. You had good reasoning behind your answer as well, giving evidence to support your theory. I also agree that the war could have waged on for tens even hundreds if years, with neither side gaining a vantage point. Ending the war quick and finishingly was the best move that could have been made, and struck with deep success. With the Trojans out if the way, the Greeks could go hone to thief families and Menelaus could take Helen back to her waiting home and son.

Jack Starkey said...

I think that it was definetly the right decision. One main reason is because it ended the war. With the war ended, there would be no more bloodshed. I also think that the Trojan horse is a very unique idea that helped the Greeks in many ways. Its a good idea because the Greeks can just end the war quick and easy without much resistance. If they did not do this, the war would probably rage on for a long time and many people would die.

Jack Starkey

Jack Starkey said...

Jack C
I dont think its dishornorable and unfair. First of all, this is war and both sides are going to do everything in their power to win. The Trojan Horse was a great idea and its not unfair that they sent it into Troy. Its good battle stratagy. And how could it be dishonorable if they are at war? Also its good that the military couldnt fend off the Greeks. That is a good example of the Greeks knowing what theyre doing.

Jack Starkey

Anonymous said...

Given the circumstances I believe that the Greeks made the right desicion for a few reasons. First of all if they hadnt of sent the Trojan Horse in and ended the war, the war would have kept raging, and who knows how much longer the bloodshed would have continued.....100 years? Ha ha just kidding. Second of all personally I believe that the war NEEDED to END! Why? Well it went on for 10 freaking years and the same exact thing happened every day, they would fight, call piece for the day, go "home"(the greeks to thier ships), go to sleep, and then wake up the next morning and do the same all over again.
Will McConnell

Anonymous said...

Dear Maura,
I totally agree with you, if stupid Paris hadnt of gone off and stole Helen none of this ever would have happened! Actually I believe it all goes back to the whole golden apple thing. The moment that apple landed on the table in the begging of the story a whole chain of events started to occur. These events eventually led to 11 year war that ended up ending the civilization of Troy. So what i'm saying(like you) is that this whole was, I hate to say it but, is was pretty much Paris,s fault.
Will McConnell

Grant A said...

I think that the Greeks used very good strategy to move the wooden horse into Troy and attack from the inside. I also think that they made the right decision to use a surprise attack. The reason that I think this is because almost all of their best warriors were eventually killed and this was a way to bring them honer; also they aren't going home saying he died in a war they lost. I also think that if Odysseus and Philoctetes hadn't come to help fight the Greeks would have lost the war, also Odysseus was the one who thought of using the wooden horse. So my final say is that if it wasn't for the wooden horse, Sinon's great fib, and Odysseus's plan the Greeks would not have won. Also I think it was absolutely a good decision to send the wooden horse in to ambush the Trojans because this way the greeks won.

Grant A said...

Connor F
I completely agree with everything you said. You have tons of evidence from the book and well thought notes. Also I liked how you included how Paris and the prophecy take a role in why they won. I think that you had a great comment.
Grant A

Anonymous said...

I think it was a smart decision for the Greeks to send in the horse because it ended the war. I thought it was interesting how Laocoon, the high priest of Poseidon, thought that there might be Greek soldiers in the wooden horse, because there was. The people must have been thrown off of this idea when the serpents killed Laocoon and his sons. THe ending was also good, how Odysseus made the wish for King Menelaus not to kill Helen for betraying him. Over all, I thought it was a good book.
-Andrew McCawley

Anonymous said...

Lark,
I agree with you when you said that it was the right thing and the wrong thing to do, using the wooden horse to win over the Trojans. They did stop the war, so that no more Greek or Trojan soldiers would die, but the wooden horse incident made it so that a lot of innocent women and children form Troy died.
-Andrew McCawley

Anonymous said...

I belive that they shouldn't have needed to send the horse. Since Helen ended up with King Menalus anyway she should have just gone with him earlier. This would have saved many lives. Since that didn't happen though I think it was still the wrong decision. It ended the war but, ended with a lot of people dying. This is a war that shouldn't have happened at all. A ten year war for one woman seams kind of silly. The Greeks should have just left 9 years before.

Cole G.

Anonymous said...

It totally was the right thing for them to send in the horse, I dont think the war would have ended in any other way. The walls were to strong to get in by force. They had been in this war for a very long time and it was good for them for it to finally be over. Sending in the horse wasn't a very good thing for the Trojians though, they lost bigtime in that move. Over all, this was a smart move by the Greeks.

TESS RICHEY

Anonymous said...

Nolan Sankey,

I totally agree with you that this was a great idea! You're right they should have sent it ine earlier, alot more people would have survived. I think that they would have if the idea had come to Odyssyus sooner but it didn't so they couldn't. Other wise, it was very smart of the Greeke

Anonymous said...

Jack S.
I agree that the horse ended the war decisivly, but it didn't do so with less bloodshed. In the book it says they cut down every man. This is much bloodshed. It was a smart idea and was carried out perfectly. Now the war is over Troy burns and the Greeks sail home with many woman slaves. All for Helen who just goes back to Menalus like nothing ever had happened while everyone else suffered for ten years.

Cole G.

Logan Sankey said...

I think that for the Greeks the trojan horse was a brilliant idea and it let them win the war while saving most of their people from death. However I think that this only prevented bloodshed for the Greeks. More Trojan people actually died then would have if they surrendered or if they only fought outside the city walls. I also belive that it was unethincal for the time period and the expectations of war to send what is belived to be a sacred item to the gods into the city filled with warriors. I think that it was a great way for the Greeks to end the war but if they all stopped being so narrow-minded then the whole sittuation couldve been avoided.

Logan Sankey said...

Tess,
I agree with you because the walls were so strong that it seems very unlikely that the Greeks would have won any other way. The could be another outcome however, and that would be the Trojans winning. But your right that the Trojans really lost big time with that one.
Logan

Anonymous said...

Yes! because they even planted a greek to be found and trick the people of troy into actually thinking there was nothing in the horse. this was a great idea, because the greeks won the war and without doing that, our life today could have been totally different.

Joe DeLine

Anonymous said...

lindy, i agree with you. i too think that it ended the war, and how it save alot of blood to be shed.it also said that it saved alot of lives,which is also true! i think that your comment is right on!

Joe DeLine

Anonymous said...

Yes, without sendingthe horse into Troy, the Greek may not of won the war. If the Greeks had'nt won the war, it would of gone on much longer. I think that more people will be happy now that the war has ended. I think the Greeks had the right to win because the Trojans had stolen Helen. Paris needed to die in order to have the Greeks win the war because the Trojans didn't have as much of a reason to keep fighting. I think this story was ended well.

Sydney Shelton

Anonymous said...

Dear Meg,
I enjoy seeing your perspective. Your reasons gave me something else to think about. I agree with you and Anna know after I read on how the fire killed many innocent woman and children. Still, the war had to end someway.

Sydney Shelton

Anonymous said...

I think that it was a good decision, on the Greek side, to send in the wooden horse. Sneeking the soldiers undetected behind enemy lines was brilliant, and the Greeks got all that they came for. Bummer for the Trojans though. If the Greeks had not sent in the horse I think they would have surely lost the war. Almost all of their great leaders were dead, like Odysseus and Achilles. It was also good to end the war because it had lasted so long and caused so much greif.

Anonymous said...

that last one was by Tanner S.

Anonymous said...

Tess,
I agree completely with everthing you said. Especially how the Trojan's walls were too thick and mighty for the Greeks to get through. Thats why their strategy was so fantastic. Also, yes it was a terrible decision by the Trojans to bring in the horse. If they had all listened to the guy that first stabbed the horse with the spear, the fall of Troy could have been avoided. However, because they sent the young soldier in to trick them the horse and its contents managed to sneak into Troy.
Tanner S.

Esther DelliQuadri said...

Yes, I think that they hould havr because it was a good way to end the war. Also, it was fair because the Trojans started the war by stealing Helan so it is fair that the Greeks won. Also, even though Paris was dead the war wouldn't have stopped without the horse.

Esther Delliquadri said...

Mea, I agree completly that it was a good idea to send in the horse although thay could have done it.

Anonymous said...

Yes, because if they hadn't then the war would have gone on and on and on even wen Paris was dead. And if that happened then there would have been way more bloodshed than was nessary and he war would have ended in a stale mate.
Kelly Ryan

Anonymous said...

Charlie,
I agree with you because Troy probably would have attaked Greece 'cuz they are just like that.
Kelly Ryan

Anonymous said...

Yes, because it ended the war that had taken so many lives. I think something like it should have happened earlier but at least it happened. Even though Paris died, thats not what the war was all about, Helen had a big part in it too. I'm glad it ended the war though.
NICK SIMON

Anonymous said...

Tanner,
I totally agree with you about what you said. If the Trojans looked inside the horse, all of the Greek's greatest warriors would become slaves for Persia. I'm glad they won though.
NICK SIMON

Anonymous said...

I say yes because it ended the war. If they hadn't done that the war might have gone on for a lot longer even though Paris was dead. I think it was the right choice under the circumstances.
-gillian cook

Anonymous said...

I agree with Lindy because it ended the war earlier and more people survived. They sould have just talked it out before this.
-gillian cook

Surina Techarukpong said...

Yes and no.I think it was a good decision to end the war, but bad because it didn't have to end that way. Many lives were lost, many that didn'yt need to be lost. But i think overall it was pretty good! It would've been easier to kill Paris, then get on with their lives but oh well! If it weren't for Paris, Troy wouldn't be in this situation. That's why I think it was good and bad.

surina Techarukpong said...

Tess,
I disagree because there are plenty of other ways to end a war other than huge massacre! The greeks were super tactful, I must admit. But it was kinda not very intelligent of the trojans to be expecting something like that. Anyways I think you have some good points, but also ones that i disagree on.
Surina Techarukpong

The last one was mine too! ^^

Anonymous said...

Dear Sydney,
I agree with you completely! I like how you said that the Trojans provoked the greeks to attack by stealing Helen because I didn’t think of that until reading you comment. I agree that many people were happy that the war ended, but I also feel that the Trojans would have thought that the wooden horse gave the Greeks an advantage. I liked your comment a lot because it brought up things that many other people didn’t notice.
Nikki

Anonymous said...

I think that sending the wooden horse was a good idea because without it the war would have probably gone on for a while longer and there would have been a lot of unnecessary bloodshead. If the war would have gone on many more people on both sides would have been killed and the Greeks would have lost hope and returned home and we would live much different lives now. There for the war would have ended with no victory for ether side and all of the people that fought and lost their lives wouldn’t have had to die if the war wouldn’t have started in the first place because ether way both sides ended the same as they started, except with less people. So I feel like the wooden horse was a good idea even though I understand that it was not very honorable. It was a smart idea and if the Trojans would have thought of it they surely would have sent the horse too because it ended the war and gave them a victory. Nikki K

Anonymous said...

linty pittman,
I agree it was a good and bad decision because so many people died. It did end the war and I also agree it was the right decision. Nice entry lindy.
Scott

Anonymous said...

I think it was a very good deception because even though all the blood was shed, the war ended.who knows, maybe more or less would be shed if the war continued. It wasn't bad at all because it might have gone for 100 more years.
scott