Agamemnon Is A Hero's Tale

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A crime buried without justice is never fully laid to rest. Imagine having a family member of yours or a dear friend murdered, retaliating would be the first thought on your mind. As the expression goes, an eye for an eye. However, the quench for revenge could lead to irreversible mistakes without any just cause. In the case of Orestes and his sister Electra, they are determined to slay their mother, Clytemnestra, for the murder of their father, Agamemnon. Will the death of their mother bring Agamemnon back? No. Will it fashion a heroic tale? Yes, but not all heroic tales are permissible. A hero is one who forgives and shows tolerance over the criminal. Praying to the gods for an answer over the death of their father guided their sinful act

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