Troilus and Cressida, a tragic play by William Shakespeare is known as a difficult and unpleasant play of the author. Written around the year 1600, the play starts with the Trojan War while ends with the end of hector. This paper intends to discuss the message given by Shakespeare in the epilog of the play, Troilus and Cressida and further discusses the epilog.
In the epilog Shakespeare tried to bring reader more close to the drama; Shakespeare informed reader about the themes and brief of the story. The novel is based on the belligerent troy and Greek, Trojan prince Troilus loves Cressida who is the daughter of a Trojan. The epilog written by Shakespeare is well structured and able to convey all major aspects of the play and drama in a complete manner. According to epilog, in the ‘Troilus and Cressida’ scenes between Trojan and Grecian are jig-sawing while making a shift between city and camp and vice versa. Shakespeare describes nine changes in his drama very beautifully. ‘Troilus and Cressida’ by Shakespeare need some unifications, however the play very clearly address the problem describes in novel by adopting human nature and ethical assumptions. Shakespeare beginning of order and ironic and depressed view to showcase the problem was very mysterious and amazing. Shakespeare describes the theme in a very systematic political order and in religious manner. In the epilog Shakespeare describes all the feelings he covered in the drama like feeling of jealous when Ajax is presented to fight hector instead of Achilles and this makes Achilles jealous. End speech of play by Pandarus also talks about love and repents about the fortune of lovers.
Shakespeare, William. Troilus and Cressida. London: D. deans , 1811.