Essay Topic 1
Discuss the use of the chorus in "The Oresteia".
Part 1) Analyze their roles as observers in all three plays.
Part 2) How does the chorus become active participants and characters at certain points?
Part 3) How is the chorus able to act as a guide for the audience and readers?
Essay Topic 2
Choose one of the following options to write about. Cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
1) Electra as a passive character.
2) The herald's statements about the price of victory in war.
3) The curse on the house of Atreus.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the use of dramatic irony within "The Oresteia". What characters seem to be the victims of this? Why can these characters never truly fulfill their goals? City specific examples from the text to support your arguments.
Essay Topic 4
Consider the god Apollo. On one hand, he is Orestes' savior, offering his support...
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