Agamemnon Essay | Strong Women In Greek Tragedies

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Strong Women In Greek Tragedies

Summary: Women are portrayed as powerful in three Greek epics: "Agamemnon," "The Electra" and "Oedipus Rex." In "Oedipus Rex," Jocasta is portrayed as on par with Creon and Oedipus. In "The Agememnon," Clytemnestra was powerful enough to kill Agamemnon. And in "Electra," Electra is filled with joy and confidence.
The women in all the three plays are mostly presented as powerful women. Electra is presented as a strong minded dominant character. Clytaemnestra is portrayed as another powerful and dominant character, much like her daughter, Electra. Jocasta is also portrayed as a respected and powerful woman.

In "Oedipus Rex," Jocasta is portrayed as a powerful woman, having an equal share in the power, with Creon and Oedipus. She is also very much respected by Oedipus, who listens to her with deep respect, as she gives him advice, to dismiss the prophecies, he takes what she says into account.

“Didn’t I tell you from the start?”

“So you did”

Jocasta is portrayed as more powerful and influential then most Greek women of that time, though it must be taken into account that she is a queen, making her more powerful then most women.

However she...

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