Fate in Agamemnon Agamemnon is the first part of the trilogy known as the Oresteia. Agamemnon is a story where the main character sacrifices his own daughter to a God, Artemis to win a battle and then his wife revenge him for the sacrifice. The concept of fate plays an important role in the tilogy Agamemnon which led to the tragic endings of the play. According to the meaning of fate it means the development of events outside a person’s control, regarded as predetermined by a super natural power. Fate is what send Agamemnon to the war with Menelaus to fight against Paris, fate is what predetermined Agamemnon to sacrifice his own blood for the sake of his ship and companions and fate is what determined Cassandra his wife to plot to kill him and to revenge him for her daughter.
The Trojan War was a legendary conflict between the early Greeks and the people of Troy that led to the destruction of the city Troy, and countless deaths. The beautiful queen, Helen of Troy, is considered by many to be the main villainess of this war. However, some people think that she was a victim of the feud between two men that was beyond her control. To decide whether she was an innocent bystander or the sole cause of the war, we need to know her role during the ten-year long war. Most of us think that the Trojan War has its roots in the feud created by Prince of Troy, Prince, when he abducted Helen, the beautiful wife of King Menelaus of Sparta.
Hector is decisive by giving Paris different ways of settling the issue between him and Menelaus, whereas Achilles who retain to his rage against Agamemnon causing the death many Achaeans and his friend. After the duel took place, Zeus said that the war should be over but Athena wanted the total destruction of the Trojans because they did not return Helen. Using her god-like powers, she tricked a Trojan warrior to shoot his arrow at Menelaus and the fitting commenced.
He taunts Hector and gloats that Patroclus will get a burial while Hector will be left to the dogs and birds, as well as Achilles own devices. In “Trojan Women” Athena joins Poseidon’s lamentations over the fall of Troy by expressing her anger at the Achaeans after Ajax the Lesser rapes the priestess Cassandra in Athena 's temple. To exact revenge, Athena convinces Poseidon to help her destroy the Greek ships as they go home. Cassandra herself also speaks of revenge when she expresses that she will, "slay him [Agamemnon] and lay waste his home to avenge my father 's and my brethren’s death (Euripides)." While Cassandra, the holy virgin and seer, is planning her revenge against Agamemnon, King Menelaus plans to kill his wife, Helen, for her treachery.
When the Trojan prince Paris was asked to judge which of three Olympian goddesses was the most beautiful, he chose Aphrodite over Hera and Athena. The latter two had hoped to bribe him with power and victory in battle, but Aphrodite offered the love of the most beautiful woman in the world. This was Helen of Sparta, who became infamous as Helen of Troy when Paris subsequently eloped with her. In the ensuing Trojan War, Hera and Athena were implacable enemies of Troy while Aphrodite was loyal to Paris and the Trojans. IN HOMER In his epic of the Trojan War, Homer tells how Aphrodite intervened in battle to save her son Aeneas, a Trojan ally.
Cassandra went through rape, war, losing her family and abducted to a kingdom cursed by the Greek gods. Her persistent characteristic make her a powerful female character as equal and symbolic as other male characters in the play. However, the reader must understand that in ancient Greece, the cultural mythology of Greek gods and goddesses is primary to understanding the text. The gods hold the greatest power of all. Apollo is a popular god in Greek for his passion to give unnatural power to humanity.
Hecuba had a dream that Paris would be the cause of Troy’s destruction when she was pregnant with Paris. Upon confirmation of the oracle that her son would cause the destruction of Troy, she agreed to abandon the newborn Paris on Mount Ida, exposing him to death. Nevertheless, Paris was saved and raised by shepherds. Just before the beginning of the Trojan War, Zeus arranged to have Thetis, a goddess, marry Peleus, a mortal. All the gods and goddesses were invited except for Eris, the goddess of discord.
In Homer’s Odyssey, the nymph Calypso protests the unfairness and jealousy of the gods when Zeus commands her through Hermes to release Odysseus. She cites Artemis, who shot Orion after Dawn took him, and likens herself to Demeter, who made love with Iasion, before Zeus struck him down. However, in Homer’s Hymn to Demeter, wherein the goddess loses her daughter Persephone because of Zeus’ schemes, she is portrayed in a way that more closely resembles Penelope rather than Calypso. Demeter and Penelope are put in identical circumstances: they are cheated by the gods, who kidnapped Persephone and delayed Odysseus homecoming, they remain loyal to their loved ones, despite encountering people who could replace them: the baby Demophoon to replace Demeter’s daughter and the suitors to supplant Penelope’s husband, and finally, they are reunited with their family and given happiness by the gods, who granted Demeter her daughter for two-thirds of each year along with rights she wishes among the gods, and gave Penelope and Odysseus peace in Ithaca for the rest of their lives. Both Demeter and Penelope lose a loved one because of the schemes of the gods.
I believe that the sides are decided because of this contest. Aphrodite sides with the Trojans, because Paris is on that side. It ma... ... middle of paper ... ...in her, she becomes angry. And when Artemis attempts to make him join the fighting, once again, Hera attacks. This time she takes Artemis’ bow and fires it at her, then she boxes her ears until she submits.
Allecto is a fury who with the order of Juno tries to stall Aeneas from his pietaś. Camilla is the strongest female warrior that helps Turnus in his battle with Aeneas and the Romans. All these female characters have one thing in common and that is to stop Aeneas and ultimately halt the future of Rome. Juno, the Queen of the Gods is the leading female character in this poem that tries to steer Aeneas away from his pietaś. Juno does not like the Trojans because of Paris’s judgment in a beauty contest between her, Venus and Minerva.