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Briseis (Character)
from Troy (2004)

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Troy (2004)
[Eyes closed, Briseis has blade against his throat]
Achilles: Do it.
[Briseis doesn't do anything, but only stares at him. Achilles opens his eyes]
Achilles: Do it. Nothing is easier.
Briseis: Aren't you afraid?
Achilles: Everyone dies, whether today or fifty years from now.
Briseis: If I don't, you'll kill more men.
Achilles: Many.

Briseis: Am I still your captive?
Achilles: You're my guest.
Briseis: In Troy, guests can leave whenever they want.
Achilles: We should leave.

Briseis: You lost your cousin, and now you have taken mine. Where does it end?
Achilles: It never ends.

Briseis: Why did you choose this life?
Achilles: What life?
Briseis: To be a great warrior.
Achilles: I chose nothing. I was born and this is what I am.

Briseis: I thought you were a dumb brute. It would have been easier to forgive a dumb brute!

Briseis: Would you leave this all behind?
Achilles: Would you leave Troy?

Achilles: You were brave to fight them. You have courage.
Briseis: To fight back when I'm attacked? A dog has that kind of courage.

Briseis: Do you enjoy provoking me?

Achilles: What's your name?
[no reply]
Achilles: Did you not hear me?
Briseis: You killed Apollo's priests!
Achilles: I've killed men in five countries, never a priest.
Briseis: Well, then your men did. The sun god will have his vengeance.
Achilles: What's he waiting for?
Briseis: The right time to strike.
Achilles: His priests are dead, and his acolyte's a captive. i think your god is afraid of me.
Briseis: Afraid? Apollo is master of the sun, he fears nothing.
Achilles: Where is he?
Briseis: You're nothing but a killer! You wouldn't know anything about the gods!
Achilles: I know more about the gods than your priests. I've seen them. You're royalty, aren't you? Spent years talking down to men.
[sniffs her hair]
Achilles: You must be royalty. What's your name? Even the servants of Apollo have names.
Briseis: Briseis.
Achilles: Are you afraid, Briseis?
Briseis: Should I be?
Eudorus: [poking head through door flaps] My lord, Agamemnon requests your presence. The kings are gathering to celebrate the victory.
Achilles: You fought well today.
Eudorus: My lord.
Briseis: What do you want here in Troy? You didn't come for the Spartan queen.
Achilles: I want what all men want, I just want it more. You don't need to fear me, girl. You're the only Trojan who can say that.

Achilles: Apparently you won some great victory.
Agamemnon: Ah, Perhaps you didn't notice. The Trojan beach belonged to Priam in the morning. It belongs to Agamemnon in the afternoon.
Achilles: You can have the beach. I didn't come here for sand.
Agamemnon: No. You came here because you want your name to last through the ages. A great victory was won today, but that victory is not yours. Kings did not kneel to Achilles. Kings did not pay homage to Achilles.
Achilles: Perhaps the kings were too far behind to see, the soldiers won the battle.
Agamemnon: History remembers kings! Not soldiers! Tomorrow we'll batter down the gates of Troy! I'll build monuments to victory on every island of Greece. I'll carve "Agamemnon" in the stone.
Achilles: Be careful, king of kings. First you need the victory.
Agamemnon: Your men sacked the temple of Apollo, yes?
Achilles: You want gold? Take it. It's my gift to honour your courage. Take what you wish.
Agamemnon: I already have. Aphareus! Haemon!
[Aphareus and Haemon appear dragging Briseis]
Agamemnon: The spoils of war.
Achilles: No argument with you, brothers. But if you don't release her, you'll never see home again. Decide!
Agamemnon: Guards!
[Achilles draws his sword]
Briseis: [breaking free from guards] Stop! Too many men have died today. If killing is your only talent, that's your curse. I don't want anyone dying for me.
[Achilles groans, then sheathes his sword]
Agamemnon: Mighty Achilles, silenced by a slave girl. Tonight I'll have her give me a bath, and then, who knows?
Achilles: You sack of wine! Before my time is done, I will look down on your corpse and smile.

Briseis: Am I still your captive?
Achilles: You're my guest.
Briseis: In Troy, guests can leave whenever they want.
Achilles: We should leave now.
Briseis: Would you leave this war behind?
Achilles: Would you leave Troy?