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    aspiration for and fulfillment of vengeance, their justification through the divine, and their means of punishment. In The Oresteia, Orestes, the son of Agamemnon, was exiled from the House of Atreus by his mother, Clytemnestra, the Queen of Argos. Upon the return of Agamemnon from the Trojan War, Clytemnestra and her lover, Aegisthus, murdered Agamemnon due to his sacrifice of Iphigenia,…

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    The story Iphigenia at Aulis by Euripides starts with the main character Agamemnon having second thoughts about going through with the sacrifice of his daughter Iphigenia to get the winds to move to go to Troy. He decides to write a second letter to send to her telling her to go back home and that her supposed marriage to Achilles would be another time. Before the letter can get to Iphigenia, Agamemnon’s brother Menelaus intercepts the letter and is outraged that his brother would damage Greece…

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    Few relationships encourage the motivation to take action as that of rivalries. The struggle to best a contemporary that seeks the same, or a similar, goal produces emotions that inspire rivals to go the extra mile; for better or for worse. In the best of situations, a healthy rivalry produces a system where the competitive nature of both parties influences the one another to better themselves in an attempt to gain the upper hand. Both sides are allowed to prosper and grow under these situations…

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    play Agamemnon, the dynamic, strong female character of Clytaemnestra is introduced. Left alone for ten years, she has become bitter after Agamemnon had sacrificed their daughter, Iphigeneia, in order to sail to Troy. Clytaemnestra is waiting for her revenge. Clytaemnestra’s two speeches after Agamemnon has returned to Argos and is entering the palace reveal that she is convicting him of the murder of Iphigeneia and sentencing him to death. In Clytaemnestra’s first speech when Agamemnon…

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    Over three thousand years ago, a bloody battle was waged between Greece and he powerful city of Troy. This battle was ignited by the sudden abduction of Queen Helen of Sparta by Prince Paris of Troy. Helen and Paris were star-crossed lovers, in which, nobody could separate them. You could compare them to the tragic story of Romeo and Juliet, where the Montagues and Capulets fought, again, sparked by the love of two young lovers. Back in mythological times, Zeus, the father of the gods and god…

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    depicts Achilles wanting to kill Agamemnon for insinuating that he would steal Briseis, a war prize, from Achilles (1.130-317). The rage Achilles flies into had little to do with Briseis herself, but rather that someone would dare to take something that he thought of as his. In short, his pride was wounded. This is exemplified in his prayer to his mother Thetis where he cries that, “‘Olympian Zeus was supposed to grant me honor. /Well, he hasn’t given me any at all. Agamemnon /Has taken way my…

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    Medea and Clytemnestra are two iconic transgressive female characters in classic literature. In Euripides’ Medea, the female powerhouse Medea is presented as a ruthlessly strong female whose actions can make the audience squirm. In Aeschylus’ Agamemnon, Clytemnestra is painted as a bold female who seethes revenge and successfully gets it. Both women are undeniably strong, and given their situations, Clytemnestra is the more sympathetic character. As for the theme of feminism in the plays…

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    name of vengeance. These descendants were constantly pursued by the wrathful Furies, which represent the ancient law system of Greece. The Furies would stop at nothing to ensure that vengeance was sought and justice was served. In the first play, Agamemnon, it was immediately clear that vengeance would play a crucial role as the chorus stated that when vengeance comes “you’ll lose your loved…

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    Justice In The Oresteia

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    The parallel transformation within the order of justice and therefore the gender equation becomes evident because the Oresteia triplet progresses. within the 1st play, Agamemnon, Clytaemnestra murders Agamemnon to penalise the sacrifice of Iphigeneia in accordance with the ethic of revenge, the brutal code of revenge killing that demanded that a personality's murder be penalise in a similar way by his/her shut relative. It conjointly immersed torment at the hands of the Furies, feminine…

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    The wisdom and pleasure of Edith Hamilton`s of “The House of Atreus” What choice would you make if you had a kill your mother because she killed your father? Would you leave your mother alone? But what if you are obligated to kill your father’s murder because the ancient laws of your gods tell you to do so? In the Edith Hamilton`s “The House of Atreus” Orestes is forced to make that choice in a situation that could argue that the death of his father could have been just ,but because he cannot…

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