The Oresteia Character Descriptions

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Clytemnestra

This character is fierce and determined to have revenge for the death of his or her child.

Agamemnon

This character sacrificed a daughter to sail to Troy for war and pays the price for it upon his or her return home.

Atreus

This character does not appear in any of the plays, but is the source of the terrible curse upon the family.

Aegisthus

This character wants power, despite being weak and petulant.

Orestes

This character is sent to revenge the death of their father, only to be tormented by the Furies afterward.

Cassandra

This character has the gift of prophecy, though is cursed to never be believed.

Electra

This character is trapped by their circumstances, though does not take any action to change what is happening.

Pylades, Cilissa

These characters are close to a certain character at different...

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