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  • Stories The Bhagavad Gita And Agamemnon
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    The Oxford American Dictionary describes war as a "strife (especially between two countries) " and an "open hostility between people". These definitions give a good perspective on war itself, but do not give an explanation of why wars occur. The dictionary also gives the definition of a pacifist as, "a person who totally opposes war, believing that disputes should be settled by peaceful means". In the novels The Bhagavad Gita and Agamemnon, the authors give not only a story of war, but reasons b...
  • Constant Stichomythia Between The Chorus And Klytaimestra
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    Communication In Aeschylus's, Agamemnon, there is a great possibility that the death of Agamemnon could have been prevented, had the Chorus simply listened to Cassandra's prophecy. But the words spoken between the two parties seem to have loss it's meaning when it fell upon the Chorus; yet, they were obviously hearing what she was saying. But while they were hearing what she had to say, they did not listen to her words. Ironically, in this story, it is the women who posses all the knowledge. But...
  • Orestes And Agamemnon
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    Vengeance Humanity's Bloody Feud (On Aeschylus's Oresteia) From the beginning of time vengeance or retribution has been part of the human condition. This is especially true in Aeschylus's trilogy the Oresteia. One of the underlying themes in these works is Oculo pro oculo or an eye for an eye. According to the plays introduction by Richmond Lattimore, the history behind this blood feud of vengeance begins with Atreus and Thyestes. Atreus tricks his brother Thyestes into partaking of his own chil...
  • Cassandra As A Tragic Figure Cassandra
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    Cassandra as a Tragic Figure Cassandra is a tragic figure in Agamemnon. She is destroyed by a web of circumstances beyond her control, but not beyond her awareness. Cassandra has full knowledge of what is going to happen, yet she cannot change the tragic events. Cassandra's tragic role is Agamemnon is best filled in three instances: as Cassandra is getting out of the chariot, during her dialogue with the leader of the chorus when she reveals her prophecy, and as she is approaching the doors to f...
  • Clytemnestra After Agamemnon
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    In Aeschylus' Agamemnon there are many different opinions about what kind of king and commander Agamemnon was. Some argued that he was good, while others dispute that his motives were wrong. Clytemnestra, Agamemnon's wife, gained a strong hatred for him, after he sacrificed his own daughter so he could go to war. Many believe that this was not necessary and could have been overcome. The chorus seems to agree with this to an extent, and feels that Agamemnon could have prayed and requested that he...
  • News From Queen Clytemnestra
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    Agamemnon Agamemnon is a confusing tale of the people that are waiting for the soldiers to get home from the Trojan war. Most of the play is the chorus singing about many of the things that happened during the war. The play also shows the disrespect the men had for women in that time period. In front of Agamemnon's palace, a watchman wishes his shift would end. He is tired and wants to sleep but he must stay awake. He awaits news from Queen Clytemnestra. The Chorus of Argive elders enters, singi...
  • Shades Of Death Help Odysseus
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    In book XI of the Odyssey, by Homer, Odysseus meets with several members of the underworld. These "shades" of death help Odysseus understand the importance of returning home; thus, giving him decisive steps in his re-education of life. Of the many "shades" Odysseus speaks with, the three that extend beyond the others are Antikleia, Agamemnon, and Akhilleus. The knowledge that these three give Odysseus have a large impact on the route he takes and the way he handles each obstacle on his voyage ho...
  • Odysseus And Agamemnon
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    The Ideal Ruler The world depicted In Homers Odyssey and Aeschylus Agamemnon was one quite remote from the modern concept. The society of archaic Greece was one based on communities of local landowners who joined together and accepted the rule of a chief landowner. Under this ruler, or basileus, the large landowners held aristocratic power and formed the head council (boule) while the families of lesser wealth were represented in the assembly, comprised of all male citizens. The purpose of this ...
  • Odysseus Vs Agamemnon Throughout History
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    Persuasion Tactics: Odysseus vs. Agamemnon Throughout history is an endless list of great war leaders who have conquered great masses of land. So, it must take a great speaker to convince thousands of men to leave the comforts of their homes to risk their lives in war. In Homer's, The Iliad, two great nobleman Agamemnon and Odysseus are in the position to push exhausted soldiers back on to the battlefield. Each use different approaches to excite the men, however, it is Odysseus, not King Agamemn...
  • Agamemnon's Father
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    Justice in the Oresteia In today's society there are trials to insure that justice is done. But, that was not how justice was served in the past. In Aeschylus's Oresteia, The view of what is just is very different than today. Through the curse of the house of Atreus the different characters in the plays show the old view of "Blood for Blood", and how this old system can be altered into real justice. The troubles of the house of Atreus began long before, but in these plays, the killing begins wit...
  • Agamemnon And Achilles
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    In the beginning divine intervention made enemies of Agamemnon and Achilles along with greed and jealousy. Achilles' hatred was so strong for Agamemnon that he dropped out of the war and left Agamemnon to fight on his own. Agamemnon became too greedy and relentless. Achilles hated Agamemnon, but Agamemnon didn't care because Zeus revealed his fate in a dream. Therefore, he became greedy for power and immortality. Achilles was upset that Agamemnon chose to keep Brevis, whom was the one thing that...
  • Challenges Odysseus
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    In the epic poem The Odyssey the central character, Odysseus is portrayed as a strong, powerful leader. Odysseus' life has been filled with constant conflicts and challenges. Odysseus finally ended the war, using his cunning tactics; Odysseus's near attack on the Trojans was incredible. Odysseus was a great leader; a courageous and skillful leader during the war, his leadership skills have helped him be victorious in all he does. The challenges Odysseus had to face, the Cyclopes, Calypso, the te...
  • Agamemnon Aeschylus
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    Aeschylus? Agamemnon Aeschylus? Agamemnon Aeschylus? Agamemnon Essay, Research Paper Aeschylus? Agamemnon tells the story of what happened to the Greek hero Agamemnon when he returns home to Myceneae. Cassandra, daughter of Priam, king of Troy, plays a powerful figure in the play because she foretells the doom of Agamemnon and of herself through visions of a curse upon his household.? Agamemnon, you will see him dead? , (p. 544, l. 1262) Cassandra tells the reader. Nobody believes anything she s...
  • Agamemnon
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    Agamemnon's Return In GreekAgamemnon's Return Essay, Research Paper In Greek poetry, the story of Agamemnon's return from the Trojan War is dramatized by Aeschylus in the Oresteia. Agamemnon has gone to war to fight for the return of Helen, who was taken by Paris, the Prince of Troy. All of the Greeks leave to wage war on Troy, and Clytemnestra, Agamemnon's wife, is left at home to await the return of her husband. In his triumphant return to the city, there is a speech given by Clytemnestra that...
  • Tragic Hero Agamemnon's Fear
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    Aristotle's The Poetics InAristotle's The Poetics Essay, Research Paper In Aristotle's The Poetics, tragedy is stated as being "an imitation not only of a complete action but, also of incidents arousing pity and fear (137). ' As Agamemnon, one of the works of Aeschylus, begins, pity is immediately brought into play. Although the audience does not see it, Agamemnon makes a difficult decision. He is a great leader and must make a sacrifice to please the Gods in order for them to produce the wind h...

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