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    When Orestes returns from exile he says to his sister Electra that he was told by Apollo to avenge their father 's death by killing their mother. After Orestes has murdered both Aegisthus Clytaemnestra, he is to stand trial for his actions which are the events that take place in The Eumenides. During the trial Orestes believes that he was in the right for killing his mother because he was instructed by a divine being, Apollo, to do

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    Deceitful Clytemnestra of Euripides' Electra

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    bathed after his long journey. During the Agamemnon, large proportions of the Queen's words are justifications for her action, which is very much concerned with the sacrifice of Iphigenia to the gods, in order for the fleet to set sail for Troy. Aegisthus, the new husband of the Queen Clytemnestra, and partner in the conspiracy to murder the war hero, had reasons, which stemmed from the dispute between the Houses of Atreus and Thyestes. Was the murder justified retribution for a callous and dispassionate

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    allowed for her to more easily kill him. The war had great influence on the murder of Agamemnon. While Agamemnon was away in Troy, Clytemnestra carried on an affair. Her lover and the affair were primary motives for Clytemnestra to kill her husband. Aegisthus, her lover, admits to being an influence on Clytemnestra 's actions; “To lure him to the trap was plainly women 's work; I, an old enemy, was suspect” (1718) His influence help to contribute to her act of disloyalty to her husband. This incident

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    Review of Agamemnon by Aeschylus *No Works Cited The play Agamemnon, a Greek playwright written by Aeschylus, starts out after the fall of Troy at the palace of King Agamemnon. A watchman watching for a flare in the distance spots a light in the distance, signaling that the end of the war has finally come after many years. After the King comes home, the “chorus” (high authorities I think?) talks about the war and about the fact that it was fought over a woman. Around this time, the chorus is

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    the murder of Agamemnon, the king of Argos. Orestes, the son of Agamemnon, has come to Argos from exile to avenge the death of his father. Agamemnon’s murderer is his wife, Clytemnestra, which is also Orestes mother. Clytemnestra and her lover, Aegisthus, killed Agamemnon for sacrificing their daughter, Iphigenia, to the gods. After Orestes gives an offering to the river of Argos and Agamemnon, he sees Electra, his sister, approaching Agamemnon’s tomb with her slaves. Orestes and Pylades, Orestes’s

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    Electra In Euripides' 'Electra', there are a number of parts, speaking and non-speaking, that reveal the redeeming features of the otherwise pitiful characters. This essay will consider the roles of Orestes, Electra, Clytemnestra, the Peasant and Aegisthus (whose actions are only reported to us). It is arguable that the characters are not redeemable due simply to the plot of the play: a son returns, kills his father's unworthy successor, his mother (with the aid of his sister) and was sent away

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    upon Agamemnon's return right after the fall of Troy (Tragic) Hero / Heroine: Agamemnon, king of Argos Antagonist: Clytemnestra, wife of Agamemnon Other Characters: Cassandra, daughter of Priam and prophetess; given to Agamemnon as prize of war Aegisthus, Agamemnon's cousin and Clytemnestra's lover Watchman, watches signal of fall of Troy Herald, brings back news of Agamemnon's return Orestes, son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra Iphigenia, daughter between Agamemnon and Clytemnestra Conflicts: Agamemnon

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    Euripides and Sophocles wrote their own versions of the Electra story. The basic plot is as follows: Agamemnon is killed by Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus after he returns from the Trojan war to reclaim his sister-in-law Helen from the Trojans.  Electra and her brother Orestes plot to kill their mother and her lover to revenge his death.  Both authors wrote about the same plot, but the built the story very differently.  Sophocles focused on Orestes, and Euripides focused more on the

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    blurs with revenge. Embodying this play by Sophocles, is revenge, the central theme focusing on how it affects the perpetrator. Electra is an important example of this central theme. The only way to ease her suffering is to see Clytemnestra and Aegisthus dead. “For her, the living are agents of the dead and hardly to be separated from them” (Scodel, R. 1984. p. 80.). Electra takes it upon herself to see them put to death, with adultery, murder and hatred are moral motivations driving her. However

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    responsible for one of your family member's deaths is Athenian justice. This type of lethal justice is executed by Orestes and Electra. Before proceeding to the house of Aegisthus and Clytemnestra, they plot the murder of their father's murderers. They decide Orestes will murder his mother, and Electra will dispose of Aegisthus. Orestes is the most focused of the two; but Electra, although timid in the beginning, is the most masculine. Both of these personality traits are key to their plan coming

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