If Troilus and cressida were so in love, why did it take them so long to profess their love for one another? Cressida stated that she was in love with Troilus from the beginning but then didn't admit to until the third act. Also, why was she so upset that she had admitted to her love with Troilus? If he had already stated his feelings for her to Pandarus, then why is it such a big deal for her to admitt the same feelings. Speaking of Pandarus, was his role in this relationship taking off sort of a devil's advocate thing? was his purpose only to get the two together? and if so, how does he benefit from the relationship?