Menelaus is Agamemnon’s brother, the King of Sparta, Helen’s husband, and the most mocked man in the entire play.
Having allowed his wife to be stolen away from him by Paris – the cause of the whole war – he is relentlessly ridiculed by everyone who meets him as a cuckold. Even Cressida manages to humiliate him as soon as she arrives at the Greek camp. He does not appreciate this fact, and prefers not to discuss his wife. He is a strong fighter who relentlessly follows Paris on the battlefield, but never quite manages to wound him seriously.