“In the beginning of the book Helen deceives her husband and sails off with the stunning Prince Paris. At first Cassandra, Paris’s sister has a lot of hatred toward Helen. Later on she can’t help but start to like the beautiful and friendly young woman. This book is all about the growing friendship of two women inside the walls of Troy.”
This caption from the reviews of the book Inside the Walls of Troy by Clemence McLaren really summarises what the book says. I agree with this caption because in the sentences, it also says much about the expressions and appearances of the characters.
“In the beginning of the book Helen deceives her husband and sails off with the stunning Prince Paris” From this sentence, you already know that Helen had been forced to marry her husband, or Menelaus, and later fell deeply in love with Prince Paris, which we know is stunning in a handsome way.
“At first, Cassandra, Paris’s sister, has a lot of hatred toward Helen.” From this sentence, you know that Cassandra loathed Helen because of some apparent reason that would be described in the book. You know that this book will also write from Cassandra’s perspective, describing her feelings as she predicts the future of her city, Troy.
“Later on, she can’t help but start to like the beautiful and friendly young woman.” From this sentence, you know that the hatred between Cassandra and Helen starts to cease and that Cassandra, just like the other Trojan women, are attracted to Helen. You can interoperate that something is happening, and that Cassandra would probably help Helen with her problems.
“This book is all about the growing friendship of two women inside the walls of Troy.” From this sentence, you know that this book would not be from the mens’ perspective, but from the womens’. You also know that there won’t be much description about the battle outside the walls of Troy, but the battles inside the walls of Troy. You also know that this friendship between Cassandra and Helen need time to develop, for it says “growing” friendship.