This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Agamemnon - This character is a Greek warrior who, out of friendship, allows another character to be buried.
Ajax - This character is a courageous Greek warrior, and feels that he has been disrespected when he is passed over for the shield of Achilles.
Athena - This character is a daughter of the god Zeus, and is the goddess of war.
Chorus - These characters sing sections of the play and their purpose is to explain events or actions and to provide commentary on the events that are occurring.
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