Agamemnon Essay | An Examination of the Theme of Emancipation in Agamemnon

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An Examination of the Theme of Emancipation in Agamemnon

Summary: Aeschylus uses creative imagery and complex language in his writing. In this passage he uses complex language to deepen the emotions of the reader and further the theme involved. This passage reveals the relationship between Agamemnon and Clytemnestra and foreshadows what is to come between them.

Agamemnon

This conversation between Agamemnon and Clytemnestra comes just after Agamamemnon has returned from capturing Troy. Clytemnestra welcomes Agamemnon and praises him, making the servants lay down silk carpet, however Agamemnon refuses to walk on the carpet, claiming that honors such as this should be reserved for the gods. Clytemnestra says that he is putting on an act and has not thought twice about wasting in the past. Aeschylus uses imagery in describing the ocean and complex language, which draws the reader in and has a greater effect than if he were to use simple easy to understand language.

This passage starts with Clytemenstra addressing Agememnon. Clytemnestra refers to Agememnon as dearest husband, which shows that she respects and loves him and has missed him while he was gone. Then Clytemnestra tells Agememnon to step from his chariot. Usually only the...

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