Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare

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What devices does Shakespeare use to explore love in Troilus and Cressida?

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This play, like so many other plays, ostensibly deals with the central theme of how we can achieve our own personal desires and goals against a bigger and larger backdrop of the interests of the state and society at large. This of course is something that sounds the death knell of the relationship between Troilus and Cressida , as they are parted by forces bigger than themselves. However, what is interesting abotu this play is the way that this is not simply tragic, but that Shakespeare seems to go out of his way to use bathos or...

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