Hilda Dootlittle's poem "Helen"
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This essay provides an analysis of Hilda Doolittle's poem "Helen." The analysis focuses on Doolittle's use of Greek mythology to make a feminist critique of male Greek views of Helen as being responsible for the Trojan War and its aftermath.
From the Paper:"Helen of Troy was the daughter of Zeus and Leda in Greek mythology. Helen was the wife of the king of Sparta Menelaus. When a Trojan prince name Paris selected Aphrodite as the most beautiful of all goddesses she promised him Helen would fall in love with him. When he went to Sparta to marry Helen she fell in love with him and he took her back to Troy. This precipitated the Trojan War that took a devastating toll on both the Greeks ..."
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Hilda Dootlittle's poem "Helen" (2008, December 01) Retrieved October 17, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/poem-review/hilda-dootlittle-poem-helen-123372/
"Hilda Dootlittle's poem "Helen"" 01 December 2008. Web. 17 October. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/poem-review/hilda-dootlittle-poem-helen-123372/>