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  • Iphigenia's Fate Of Death
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    Euripides' Iphigenia at Aulisby: Danielle Riley There are obviously many obligations at hand in Iphigenia at Aul is. The one however that widely catches my attention is Iphigenia's ending decision to accept her fate. Iphigenia's fate of death is a sacrifice that her father Agamemnon has to uphold to his brother Menelaus. Agamemnon like any father would not willingly offer his child as a sacrifice, however he does so because of his "commander-in-chief" position and the oath he took on behalf of M...
  • Aeschylus Clytaemnestra
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    In Agamemnon by Aeschylus, Clytaemnestra is the character with the majority of the power because of her ability to manipulate the other characters. She is not influenced or swayed by Aegisthus to murder her husband. She kills to gain justice for her daughter's death, as she feels their law justifies her acts. Clytaemnestra manipulates the other characters into believing that she is weak, she toys with the other characters to further empower herself. In her mind, it is a benefit that she will gai...
  • 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...
  • Known For His Tragic Characters And Agamemnon
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    Agamemnon is the first part of the trilogy Oresteia. It was written by Aeschylus who is often called "Father of Tragedy" in literature. Aeschylus is one of the greatest Greek writers in history. He presented audiences with the "second actor" for more complex stories. He is also known for his tragic characters and Agamemnon is no exception. He possesses all the characteristics and ultimately the fate of the majority of tragic characters, death. Agamemnon is the King of Argos who is coming back fr...
  • 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...

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