Agamemnon

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  • Oresteia The Agamemnon Analysis

    Employing an advanced technique, Aeschylus fills his tragedy, Oresteia: The Agamemnon, with layers of multiplicity. Essentially, multiplicity in this tragedy entails using dialogues containing several meanings to convey truths about Greek society and to shed light on situations outside the current action. Aeschylus’ use of this dramatic tool contributes to the success of the novel and adds depth to the meaning of the characters’ conversations. Furthermore, it affords the audience an opportunity to personally interpret the underlying messages. Aeschylus does not use multiplicity as an embellishment; rather, he uses it to present a developed argument enhanced by the characters’ experiences and positions in society. While several of the characters…

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  • Clytemnestra's Revenge In Agamemnon

    Clytemnestra is the main focus of the first part of play titled “Agamemnon” as the story focuses on her plot to kill Agamemnon, her husband. Clytemnestra’s murder of Agamemnon is entirely unjustified. Holding a grudge for the past ten years of Agamemnon’s absence, Clytemnestra does whatever it takes to get revenge on her husband. Clytemnestra murder of Agamemnon isn’t vindicated because she holds a grudge against Agamemnon for having no choice but to kill their daughter, tricked Agamemnon into…

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  • Gender Equality In Aeschylus's Agamemnon

    Aeschylus’s Agamemnon is a very powerful piece of literature. It has several commanding themes, such as Justice and Judgment, Fate and Free Will, and several ties to gender equality. Gender equality is repeated brought into our eyes through the use of the character Clytemnestra. At many points in Agamemnon, we hear characters utter stereotyped and irrational views on women. The women in this story are known to be cheaters, murderers, and liars. We first learn about Clytemnestra when the Watchman…

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  • Analysis Of Achilles And Agamemnon In The Iliad

    In Book 1 of the Iliad, Achilles and Agamemnon appear to be fighting over who should surrender their war spoils for the good of the Achaean war effort. King Agamemnon is frustrated that he was told to give up his kidnapped woman rather than Achilles, the greater warrior. Homer casts Achilles in the light of the besieging hero and Agamemnon as the greedy king who cares more for wealth and honor than his men’s lives. As the book progresses and insults traded, Homer switches sides as Achilles…

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  • Women In Agamemnon

    Jon Krakauer once said, "It's not always necessary to be strong, but to feel strong" (Krakauer, Into the Wild). This statement fits perfectly with the female characters represented in the Agamemnon. It was not popular for women characters to have a strong lead in theater productions during this time period. However, in this particular piece, two women stole the spotlight. The characters Cassandra and Clytemnestra were used to portray Agamemnon’s character. Clytemnestra gave a very different view…

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  • Arrogance In The Iliad

    (Lines 1-4). In these lines the author is trying to express Achilles anger, which is happening because Apollo, (the son of Zeus and Leto) is very irritated at the king, so he swept a fatal plague through the army and his men were dying, all because Agamemnon spurned Apollo’s priest. Achilles knows that Apollo will keep coming to kill his men wither it is through ships, land, etc. Achilles is known for getting very upset and raging. As Achilles is arguing with Agamemnon, Achilles states “He…

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  • Clytemnestra In Aeschylus's The Oresteia

    Aeschylus’s trilogy, The Oresteia, presents one reason for Clytemnestra murdering Agamemnon: as revenge for the sacrificial murder of her daughter, Iphigenia. While this is not the only reason for Clytemnestra’s action, it is the most ambiguous; for example, Clytemnestra presents herself as a devoted mother, but she constantly contradicts her actions with her words. For instance, Clytemnestra, acting as a loving mother, vowed to avenge her daughter’s death, but later on goes to curse her own…

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  • Achilles In The Iliad Analysis

    the case when it comes to the protagonists in The Iliad. The dispute between Agamemnon and Achilles – at least on a surface level – is motivated because of a girl. Agamemnon’s decision to take Briseïs from Achilles is, in part, what keeps Achilles from making up with Agamemnon. The Greeks (and the Trojans, for that matter) place great importance on acquiring and keeping women. Reading of such a culture would lead the young guardians to become confused, and perhaps even doubtful of their own way…

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  • Hektor And Achilleus Relationship Analysis

    Achilleus is a rash person who acts on impulse, but along with his impulse comes the care for those that mean the most to him. Achilleus does not really care about fighting; he only fights to have his name spoken for generations and a remembrance of him. When it comes to Achilleus and Agamemnon’s relationship, Achilleus would love to watch Agamemnon and his army get slaughtered by the Trojans rather than help them out. Though something always happens to make Achilleus side with Agamemnon,…

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  • The Trojan War: The Fall Of The Trojan Horse

    story of the Trojan horse occurs- which led to the fall of Troy itself. So how did these things happen to the ancient Greeks and Trojans? Before the Trojan War began, there were huge tensions between the Greeks and the Trojans due to the constant attacks against Troy in the past- Troy had been rebuilt seven times. The Greek prince, Paris fell in love in Helen, the Trojan princess and seduced her. He then brought her back with him, and her husband, Menalus accused Agamemnon of abducting her,…

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