The Oresteia - Study Guide Play 1, Part 4 (p.140150) Summary & Analysis

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Clytemnestra once again comes out of the palace calling for Cassandra to come in as well. When Cassandra doesn't move, the Chorus also urges her to go in. When Cassandra still doesn't move, Clytemnestra assumes Cassandra simply doesn't understand (being from a foreign land), loses patience with her and storms back into the palace. The Chorus, however, remains, saying that they feel pity for Cassandra and urging her again to come down from Agamemnon's chariot. Cassandra then cries out for the god of Apollo, calling him the destroyer of both her home (Troy) and her life. Still crying out, she then has a vision of the palace's history (see "Characters - Atreus") and of the blood-soaked doom awaiting both her and Agamemnon. The Chorus reacts with appalled fear as she continues, foreseeing both Agamemnon's and her own death at the hands of Clytemnestra...

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