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ENGLISH 3573-3 Assignment 1 Act 3, Scene 1 close analysis: 1. The dialogue between Pandarus and the servant is arbitrary on Pandarus’s part. Pandarus does not care which servant he speaks to as long as he serves Paris. He says, “Friend, you-pray you, a word” (3, 1, 1). The servant’s role is to serve others; his anonymity is driven by this purpose. He is not connected with a family or a blood right, he is merely a cog in the great machine of the royal house. As Helen is discussed in this scene and the former, she is a woman of high prestige, the wife of the king of Sparta and has an extremely influential role. This is why Helen is so sought after and the servant remains to be of service to others. 2. The servant’s prose is focused primarily on his dependence on others (the lords he serves, the king etc). He says, “Sir, I do depend upon the lord” (3, 1, 5). His existence is dependent upon his “noble lord” for whom he pays homage. He does not know the music being played while Pandarus asks, the
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This essay was uploaded on 03/18/2009 for the course ENGL 3573 taught by Professor Rhsanford during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.

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