Essays Tagged: "Aegisthus"

Why does Agamemnon die? An analysis of Aeschylus's 'Agamemnon' from the Orestia trilogy which examines the multiple causes of his death. Based on a reading of the play in translation.

ngers of giving power to a woman, hence Clytemnestra's murder of Agamemnon as opposed to her lover, Aegisthus, who is given a far more effeminate role than the original legend suggested. However, this ... rthermore, Clytemnestra, (seemingly unaware of her hypocrisy) no longer wants her husband, because 'Aegisthus lights the fire on [her] hearth.' However, despite this apparently thorough expression of ...

(5 pages) 103 0 4.4 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Discuss the portrayal of women in The Agamemnon

en she 'goes to bed with the wolf, when her proud lion ranges far away,' cheating on Agamemnon with Aegisthus. Also Clytaemestra performs the ultimate betrayal to Agamemnon when she 'Struck him down' ... t women's fault that they are like this, but that it is in their nature. Clytaemestra's passion for Aegisthus and for the throne of Argos however is seen as far from natural. Cassandra describes Clyta ...

(5 pages) 78 0 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

"More sinned against than sinning." Is this a more appropriate description of Agamemnon than Clytaemestra?

ia was not Clytaemestra's only motive for 'striking down' Agamemnon however. She had taken a lover, Aegisthus while Agamemnon had been away at 'Illium' and clearly enjoyed Argos being 'my city' and wa ... y at 'Illium' and clearly enjoyed Argos being 'my city' and wanted to continue to 'rule' it through Aegisthus. This is a sin as it was considered very wrong especially for a woman to depose a king. In ...

(4 pages) 54 0 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

The greek work, Tantalus, essay on meaning, and significance

s didn't stop here; it went on to great grandson Agamemnn who was murdered by anther great-grandson Aegisthus, who was murdered by a great-great grandson Orestes. As this goes back, t how the name Tan ...

(2 pages) 14 0 3.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Clytaemnestra's Power In Agamemnon

power because of her ability to manipulate the other characters. She is not influenced or swayed by Aegisthus to murder her husband. She kills to gain justice for her daughter's death, as she feels th ... her mind, it is a benefit that she will gain more power over the kingdom and retain her concubine, Aegisthus. From the beginning, Clytaemnestra was a woman with power. Her first action in Agamemnon w ...

(6 pages) 17 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Power As A Theme In Aeschylus' Orestia

t son, Orestes, who revenges his father's death in The Libation Bearers by killing Clytaemestra and Aegisthus. The desire for power, which Agamemnon and Orestes experienced, is a catalyst for tragedy. ... urns to morn for his father, and in a state of great anger and torment, murders both his mother and Aegisthus, avenging Agamemnon's death, and ending her rein over the throne.These tragic events effec ...

(2 pages) 10 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Orestia

Agamemnon, 1555). This is the old justice, of emotions andrevenge. Towardsthe end of The Agamemnon, Aegisthus is portrayed and feminine and weak,even saying "And I, the weaver of justice plotted out t ... feminine and weak,even saying "And I, the weaver of justice plotted out the kill"(Agamemnon, 1635). Aegisthus'femininity foreshadows his role as the victim at the hand of Orestes. Forthe revenge cycle ...

(6 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Euripides! master! how well yo

woman kills the man!" The chorus asks her "What drove her insane" enough to kill a man. Her lover, Aegisthus, although he gloats over the body he cringed from cutting down, allows that "the treachery ... intelligent, capable Clytaemnestra, a gullible, ususpecting Agamemnon and a spineless, parasitical Aegisthus, achieve the result of satirizing those attitudes. At the close of the play, Clytaemnestra ...

(5 pages) 11 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

The concept of justice in the

among these characters: Odysseus and his crew, the suitors, Poseidon, Aeolus, Hyperion, Agamemnon, Aegisthus, Melanthius, Melantho, Telemachus, and Polyphemus. Each one of these characters does somet ... unishment. In the Odyssey, justice, when done, always allots a large punishment, never a small one. Aegisthus courted Agamemnon's wife and then killed him. The justice of the Gods is a swift and power ...

(5 pages) 19 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Clytaemnestra

power because of her ability to manipulate the other characters. She is not influenced or swayed by Aegisthus to murder her husband. She kills to gain justice for her daughter's death, as she feels th ... her mind, it is a benefit that she will gain more power over the kingdom and retain her concubine, Aegisthus. From the beginning, Clytaemnestra was a woman with power. Her first action in Agamemnon w ...

(6 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Justice Portrayed In Agamemnon

of touch with his kingdom, and him not even being aware of all his wrongs show tyranny.The story of Aegisthus and his father is told and alluded to many times throughout the trilogy. Atreus and Thyest ... n, and Atreus drove him out of house and home then lured him back,? (Ag, 1618-1619). When Thyestes, Aegisthus? father, had returned he found Atreus, Agamemnon?s father, to be a gracious host by prepar ...

(7 pages) 27 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

GREEK VIOLENCE

e in disguise and is out for the vengeance of his father's death. Once again the familiar phrase, "[Aegisthus's death-cry is heard within]" and the servant shouts out, "Awful! Terrible! Complete! My m ... e servant shouts out, "Awful! Terrible! Complete! My master hit. Yell it out three times: Oh Awful! Aegisthus is no more." to inform the audience of Aegisthus's death. For a second time in the play an ...

(4 pages) 7 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Why Is The Libation Bearers Called The Libation Be

r libations could signify the act of rebirth, through seeking their vengeance upon Clytemnestra and Aegisthus.Word Count: 260

(1 pages) 1208 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Aristotelian Tragedy: Clytemnestra’s Tragic Role in The Oresteia

Clytemnestra's desire for power and recognition is a trait that leads to her to have an affair with Aegisthus, Agamemnon's cousin. However, it is unclear whether Aegisthus or Clytemnestra initiates th ... es the affair, potentially making Clytemnestra a more sympathetic figure who might be the victim of Aegisthus' pursuits, rather than the aggressor. Clytemnestra is attached to the power she was given ...

(6 pages) 4 0 0.0 Oct/2013

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy