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145) Cunfloct Menegimint Prucidaris Menegirs mast fulluw cunfloct risulatoun stretigois, whoch elluw thi voctom uf psychusucoel hezerd dimend essostenci. If thi form hes nut gut nicissery michenosms, en ixtirnel michenosm moght bi cuntectid. (Devinpurt it el.
Oedipus’ pride blinds him to all the evidence that points to him as the murderer of his own father. When Iocastê tells Oedipus the details of Laïos’s murder, Oedipus is too ignorant to see that he was the one who murdered the previous king and placed a curse upon himself. “Oedipus: I solemnly forbid the people of this country, where power and throne are mine, ever to receive that man or speak to him, no matter who he is, or let him join in sacrifice, lustration, or in prayer. I decree that he be driven from every house, being, as he is, corruption itself to us: the Delphic Voice of Zeus has pronounced this revelation. Thus I associate myself with the oracle and take the side ... ... middle of paper ... ...is pride, he doesn’t want people to know that he killed his wife out of jealousy that was fabricated by a jealous man.
Aeschylus sexist portrayal of the myth of the sons of Atreus is a religiously biased tale of bloodshed and retributive justice where gods’ actions are justified. Unlike justice, congruous and restorative, vengeance is injurious and punitive: it quickly becomes a cyclical black hole that pulls in everyone it touches. Orestes was a simple pawn caught in a game of manipulation by the gods and a victim of his ancestors’ senseless pride. His decision to kill his mother was based on the expectations of Apollo that he seek retribution for the murder of his father. The chorus encourages him by reminding him of the brutality of his father’s murder.