Andromache


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Andromache

(ăndrŏ`məkē), in Greek mythology, Trojan princess, wife of Hector and mother of Astyanax. After the Trojan War she was carried away by NeoptolemusNeoptolemus
, in Greek legend, son of Achilles. In the Trojan War he proved himself brave but cruel. He killed Priam at the altar of Zeus and threw Astyanax, son of Hector, from the wall of Troy. After the war he took Andromache as a slave to his kingdom in Epirus.
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, whose father, Achilles, had slain her husband. She later married Hector's brother Helenus and they jointly ruled Epirus. She is a noble figure in the Iliad; Euripides and Racine wrote plays about her.

Andromache

devoted wife of Hector. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad; Trojan Women; Andromache; Fr. Lit.: Andromaghe]

Andromache

thinks only of family; rejects king’s advances. [Fr. Lit.: Andromache]
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"Andromache is one of the main voices of dissent - she's very suspicious of the whole situation and of Helen in particular.
Andromache's focalization transpires very clearly from the narrator's use of a word like "ruthlessly" (literally: "without proper care"); this expresses her dismay at seeing the body of her husband not receiving the burial rituals he is entitled to, but instead being dragged through the dust by Achilles.
In punishment for Thebes's aid to the Trojans, all males of Andromache's family, namely, her father, Eetion, and her seven brothers, were killed by Achilles, but not Andromache's mother, who was carried to Troy with the rest of the loot.
ANDROMACHE: I will gladly leave but only if I am dead.
Baudelaire's poem "The Swan" is especially interesting in this respect; in it the poet traverses the newly rebuilt Place du Carrousel when, as Buck-Morss writes, "his memory is suddenly flooded with the image of Andromache, wife of Hector, who was left a widow with the destruction of Troy"(178-179).
Espaillat's "Vignette" chisels in tetrameter quatrains an image of Hector's wife, Andromache, as she walks the walls of Troy in the days just prior to the start of the Greek invasion.
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In her ongoing grief, Andromache removes Helen from the picture yet blames her for her current plight.
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Further, since many of his women appear in more than one play (Andromache, Helen, Hecuba, Electra, Iphigeneia--to name only a few), he has the opportunity to study them not once, but as they develop and react to a variety of situations.
William Shirreff was captain of HMS Andromache and of the squadron.