This is a weird scene in which all the Greek lords kiss Cressida except Menelaus

Menelaus. I had good argument for kissing once.

He misses his Helen. Instead of sypathy he gets scorn and insults.

Ulysses. O deadly gall, and theme of all our scorns!
For which we lose our heads to gild his horns.

Remeber, They are at war because the Paris “stole” Helen from him and yet he is called Cuckold throughout the play by his own side. Horns are also a symbol for Cuckoldness used throughout Shakespeare’s plays

Menelaus pleads for a kiss from Cressida, but even she refuses and scorns him, calling him “odd” and throws Paris’ name in his face.



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