Here, though, the label of the lion is given to both agamemnon and clytemnestra, but not aegisthus, despite the fact that the consensus among the chorus seems to be that only clytemnestra is in the wrong, and agamemnon is, in comparison, the innocent victim. The oresteia is the only ancient greek trilogy to survive (sophocles’ theban trilogy consists of three plays that were actually written many years apart and never performed together during the. Clytemnestra is the first to mention aegisthus's name, in line 1436-she is not afraid of any punishment as long as she has him and with the mention of his name, other motives for her part in agamemnon's death than revenge for iphigeneia come into prominence.
Clytemnestra explains why she murdered agamemnon: he sacrificed iphegenia, their daughter, for favorable sailing conditions 1447-1575 using various other, analogous myths as precedents, the chous and clytemnestra debate whether her actions are justifiable. The oresteia of aeschylus by robert lowell greek poetry was born in the similes of homer, and reached its maturity— and surprising modernity—in the metaphors of pindar and aeschylus. A guilty or innocent way: a look at clytemnestra’s actions when a person is accused of a crime they are either found innocent or guilty this is the basic idea of justice and it is what many feel needs to happen if someone has done something controversial. Euripides: euripides, last of classical athens’s three great tragic dramatists, following aeschylus and sophocles it is possible to reconstruct only the sketchiest biography of euripides clytemnestra, by setting the play in a world where courts of law already exist helen, and abduct her innocent daughter this chaos of violence and.
A comprehensive book analysis of agamemnon by aeschylus from the novelguide, including: a complete summary, a biography of the author, character profiles, theme analysis, metaphor analysis, and top ten quotes. Clytemnestra took aegisthus for a lover while her husband, agamemnon, was fighting at troy shortly after ag’s return, clytemnestra murdered him as he was taking a bath clyt and aeg then ruled argos until orestes could put things right, killing them both. As mentioned before, clytemnestra plays on being a helpless, innocent woman, in order to fool everyone for her revenge this is apparent in her speech after agamemnon has returned when she says: clytemnestra: when a woman sits at her home and the man is gone, the loneliness is terrible, unconscionable. Electra obsessively plans to kill her mother (queen clytemnestra) and step father (aegisthus) who together murdered her father, the famed agamemnon the need for revenge is so straight forward and yet so difficult to carry out strauss’s librettist, most felt innocent they could not understand or even rationalize why their lives were. The judgment is a tie, so athena breaks the tie and says orestes is innocent the furies are pissed and athena tells them to take up residence in a cave on the aeropagus where the citizens of athens will adore them forever.
In agamemnon only two innocent lives were lost, cassandra and iphigenia in my opinion i think agamemnon deserved his tragic end he had made many mistakes, he abused clytemnestra then killed his husband and married her, then after sacrificed his own daughter. Thomson’s discussion of the change in electra in choephori may be applied, as he suggests, to clytemnestra as well: ‘under the irresistible force of the ancestral curse, she has become a second clytemnestra, and conversely we might infer that there had been a time when clytemnestra was as innocent as she’ (aeschylus and athens, 269–70. Clytemnestra is the test-case, and we must judge by what we find in any play—certainly in a greek play—the first references to a character are likely to be revealing.
The queen ancient and modern: aeschylus' clytemnestra 21 pages , even if they are not portrayed as negatively as clytemnestra's agamemnon is not innocent he used deceit to lure his daughter iphigenia to aulis and then sacrificed her, although an act committed in obedience to the command of the goddess artemis was probably more. Clytemnestra displays acts of revenge towards him and cassandra is the innocent war-prize agamemnon claims after he defeats troy agamemnon is the main character of this play agamemnon’s tragic flaw is his hunger for power. Thousands of innocent citizens have died because of her, but was it her fault they depict how the audience should feel towards certain characters for example they shouldn’t like helen or clytemnestra agamemnon’s wife but they should like and feel sympathy for agamemnon as he is the victim who is killed by his wife upon his arrival back. Interestingly enough, however, cassandra always refers to her destroyer as apollo thus, she sees herself as merely passing through the drama of agamemnon and clytemnestra – what matters for her is her unfinished business with the god apollo.
In clytemnestra is first mentioned by the watchman ,as a woman with a man's will in her first appearance before the elder of the chorus she ends her speech saying these are a women worlds they reply madam your words are like a man's. The chorus tells agamemnon at lines 788-789 that mortals are especially able to be deceived once they have transgressed justice agamemnon brushes off these warnings, but ends up being deceived by clytemnestra. Clytemnestra never receives it, however, because it is intercepted by menelaus, agamemnon's brother, who is enraged over his change of heart achilles vows to defend iphigenia—initially more for the purposes of his own honour than to save the innocent girl.
When a person is accused of a crime they are either found innocent or guilty this is the basic idea of justice and it is what many feel needs to happen if someone has done something controversial in the play the oresteia by aeschylus, the story of clytemnestra guilt or innocents is questioned she. Clytemnestra’s behavior as an avenger is comparable to a person suffering from a mental illness, as she is a fundamentally damaged individual incapable of feeling love and happiness like a normal human, she is instead filled with spite, hatred and an unyielding sense of higher justice. Clytemnestra’s husband, king of argos, head of the house of atreus, general of the greek army iphigenia clytemnestra’s eldest daughter i’m an innocent girl iphigenia and the birds will sing and wedding bells will ring--chrysothemis (to iphigenia) sssh spotlight on iphigenia as the action freezes.