How Is Clytemnestra Guilty

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In the story of Agamemnon, the general understanding of natural order is questioned by the impious acts played by the characters involved. In the conflicting stories told by Clytemnestra and Agamemnon, it is difficult to say who is justified in their actions. Clytemnestra, has been consumed by resentment after the sacrifice of her daughter Iphigenia, she seeks revenge by killing her husband with the help of her lover Aegisthus. Agamemnon is torn between helping his brother or honoring family ties. He choices to sacrifice his daughter to gain favorable winds on his way to Troy. It is clear that justice is given by an act of revenge. Zeus believes humans gain wisdom through suffering. I believe Clytemnestra is guilty because of her transgression towards the Gods, although Agamemnon would face his suffering for his transgression, Clytemnestra took it upon herself to murder Agamemnon. She has allowed herself to be influenced by Aegisthus own anger for Agamemnon and his family. Seeking vengeance has broken the …show more content…

All were acts of selfishness, to gain an upper hand. Agamemnon and Atreus are responsible for their own fate and when they decide to disrupt a natural order and anger the Gods, their deaths become necessary in restoring justice. Agamemnon and his brother seek Helen after she has run away, Agamemnon learns that the Goddess, Artemis is upset with him for he destroyed a pregnant animal. “I beg you, healing Apollo, soothe her before her crosswinds hold us down and moor the ships too long” (659) explains that the goddess Artemis will prohibit the winds to guide the boats to Troy and she requests the sacrifice of Agamemnon’s daughter. Agamemnon sacrifices his daughter and prays he will capture Troy regardless of the

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