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Essay | The Dilemmas of the Oresteia: Like Father, Like Son?

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The Dilemmas of the Oresteia: Like Father, Like Son?

Summary: Examines Aeschylus' The Oresteia. Compare's the acts of revenge that run through Orestes' family including those committed by Electra, Clytemenestra, Orestes, as well as other acts.
Aeschylus' The Oresteia features two characters burdened by seemingly hopeless decisions. First is Agamemnon, king of Argos, whose army was thwarted by the goddess, Artemis. Agamemnon was faced with the decision to call off the army's sail to Troy, and thus admit defeat and embarrassment, or to sacrifice his daughter, Iphigenia, to satisfy Artemis whom had stopped the winds to delay Agamemnon's fleet. Second is Orestes, son of Agamemnon, who was given the choice by Apollo to avenge his father's murder, thus committing matricide, or face a series of torturous consequences. Although both Agamemnon and Orestes were faced with major dilemmas, their intentions and their characters are revealed through their actions to be markedly different.

Agamemnon and his fleet were stuck in Argos because Artemis had stilled the winds. Calchas, a seer, foretold great victory matched with great sorrow. The chorus...

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