The Oresteia Character Descriptions

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Character Descriptions

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...

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