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    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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    Agamemnon is the first play in the Oresteia trilogy, and Oedipus the King is the second play in the Oedipus trilogy. These ancient Greek plays are full of prophesy, fate, free-will, and tragedy. There are two oracles, Cassandra and Tiresias, who try throughout the plays to warn people of their actions, but the fates of these people are sealed. Agamemnon and Oedipus both have similar tragic flaws, hubris and impulsiveness, that appear to aid in their downfalls. Free will plays a part as the…

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    Agamemnon

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    establishes that Agamemnon is a lousy leader who has a tendency to make poor decisions and dishonor nearly everyone he interacts with. As we recall, Agamemnon chose his own desire to keep his prize after rudely turning down a reasonable request from Chryses, the father of Chryseis. This set off a chain reaction of drama starting with a plague. “The corpse fires burned everywhere and did not stop burning. (p76, line 52)” Through all of these horrors, the Archaian forces stood by Agamemnon.…

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    Justice In The Oresteia

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    throughout the story, mainly in the first part of the play, “Agamemnon”. The case that builds against Clytemnestra’s innocence is the killings of Agamemnon and Cassandra with her expression about the killings. It is easy to understand why Clytemnestra would act in such a way and express…

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    Women In Agamemnon

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    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 of Agamemnon than Cassandra did. It is hard not to wonder why Aeschylus would choose such an…

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    family, his son Telemachus and his wife Penelope. “Agamemnon” written by Aeschylus, is a tragic story whose main character, Agamemnon, undergoes a chain of events that are both similar and different from each other. One of the similarities between these two characters is that both Agamemnon and Odysseus fought at the Trojan War. They left to fight for their countries, but upon return to their hometowns each was met by different fates. Both Agamemnon and Odysseus…

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    The Iliad Study Guide

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    violent warrior in the Greek army. Achilles Apollo: The son of Zeus and Leto. Apollo is full of rage when Agamemnon declines his gift. Apollo decides to send down a plague. Agamemnon: He is the king of Achaean army and the brother of Sparta. Agamemnon is a self-centered and offensive leader. Agamemnon rejects Apollo’s present and that's why there is a lot of Greeks dying. Also, Agamemnon does not want to give Chryseis Daughter back without a prize. Patroclus: Patroclus is Achilles best…

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    Leda's Rape

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    Chaos Theory claims that “something as small as the flutter of a butterfly’s wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world. It may take a very long time, but the connection is real”(Wolfe). In “Leda and the Swan” by William Butler Yeats, Leda is raped by the Greek God Zeus, who has transformed himself into a swan. The rape leads to the birth of four children, the two immortals, Castor and Pollux, and most importantly the two mortals, Helen and Clytemnestra, who one day have a…

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    Agamemnon In The Iliad

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    In the story of “The Iliad” by Homer’s, Agamemnon is a king and a warrior. Priam is also a king, but is not a warrior. Agamemnon has a bit more power than Priam only because he can get a little taste of what both experiences of being a king and a warrior is like. In my opinion, Agamemnon may have more power but is his strength as strong as Priam strength. If Priam strength is stronger, there is a slight chance that Priam can destroy Agamemnon. For example, Smart vs. Strong. It is most likely the…

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    sends her son Orestes away, so she can have control and successfully murder Agamemnon. Clytaemnestra defies the feminine role by taking control of the kingdom when she knows her son was supposed to have control. In addition, she does not control the kingdom with weak force. She controls the kingdom as if she were the king himself. The watchman says, “That woman—she maneuvers like a man” (12). Also, she murders Agamemnon, which would be more expected of a man to do. Cassandra even says, “What an…

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