Waiting at home for agamemnon is his wife, queen clytemnestra, who has been planning his murder she desires his death to avenge the sacrifice of her daughter iphigenia, to exterminate the only thing hindering her from commandeering the crown, and finally be able to publicly embrace her long-time- lover aegisthus. Agamemnon and clytemnestra's oldest daughter definitely gets the raw end of this deal her father sacrifices her to artemis to atone for his own crime against the goddess the virginal girl is totally innocent of doing anything bad like ever, so it's a bummer that she's got to die ironically, it's iphigenia's very innocence that. After he marries clytemnestra, he sacrifices their youngestdaughter, iphigenia, to gain favourablewinds to take the greek fleet to troy she might be right in a way to avenge her daughter, shewas looking forward to the task of killing agamemnon and she also killed cassandra, even thou she was innocent. Thomson's discussion of the change in electra in choephori may be applied, as he suggests, to clytemnestra as well: 'under the irresistible force of the ancestral curse, she has become a second clytemnestra, and conversely we might infer that there had been a time when clytemnestra was as innocent as.
Cassandra, as an essentially innocent victim of clytemnestra's murderous plot, could hardly be expected to sympathize with her murderer or to look forward to her own gory death however, her apparent attitudes toward agamemnon in the rest of the poem may call into question this interpretation of the. Agamemnon & clytemnestra pierre-narcisse guérin: clytemnestra and agamemnon, 1822 in greek myth, clytemnestra was a femme fatale who murdered her husband agamemnon and the trojan princess cassandra, taken she looks different here than in most pictures very young and innocent (esp for a lady of. She prays that she and orestes will accomplish their revenge, but also that she will be more temperate than her mother and that her own acts will be “more innocent” one cannot imagine clytemnestra offering such a prayer moreover, electra makes an unprecedented “distinction,” to which hdf kitto rightly calls attention.
Agamemnon has been gone for ten years and all that time his wife, clytemnestra, has been angrily plotting her revenge on her husband for sacrificing their daughter, iphigenia [see agamemnon and iphigenia] clytemnestra the vote splits down the middle six jurors find orestes innocent and six find him guilty it is up to. Enraged by their dilemma, they plot to murder helen of troy (clytemnestra's sister), hold her innocent daughter hostage (they nab her after she goes to offer a lock of hair at a tomb), and torch the royal palace “set the parapets ablaze” orestes cries at the play's climax, and it's hard not to feel that that's. In mycenae lookout, seamus heaney tells the story of agamemnon, clytemnestra and cassandra after the trojan war cassandra is the second cassandra begins with a terse remark from the speaker regarding the innocence of bystanders, in which the watchman seems to include himself [comment4]the watchman. Agamemnon tricks clytemnestra into bringing iphigenia to aulis, where his ships are becalmed, on the pretext of betrothing her to achilles instead, he has her throat cut and her when orestes returns to the palace, he arrives as an innocent, a figure from an older and simpler way of life the intricate plot leads us to a place.
Although this idea appalls agamemnon, he carries out the sacrifice of his innocent daughter, thereby insuring fair winds to take the greek fleet to troy's shores clytemnestra never forgives him, and even though she has taken a lover during agamemnon's ten year absence during the war, when agamemnon finally returns,. Agamemnon's arrogance and weakness make him seem an inadequate husband for such a strong and intelligent woman as clytemnestra all these factors, when put together make it possible for me to understand and forgive clytemnestra, rather than believe that she is totally wrong and agamemnon is innocent her wish.
Theme of justice and judgment in the myth of orestes, electra, and clytemnestra justice and judgment theme analysis by phd students from when orestes is found innocent, we see the first example of a person being absolved of a crime due to extenuating circumstances more importantly than that, though, we see the.
Instead, what people tend to remember when they hear the name clytemnestra ( and even the wikipedia entry bears this out) is that she was the queen who slaughtered her husband, agamemnon, as he took his bath we also recall that she killed the innocent cassandra, who had been taken prisoner by. 1331-1371, offstage, clytemnestra kills agamemnon and cassandra the frantic and terrified chorus listens helplessly 1372-1446 372-460, orestes and electra decide the proper recourse is to kill clytemnestra and aegisthus 461-509 the eumenides agree they would free orestes if he were proven innocent 443 -489. I give you zeus, the king of the gods, who wooed thousands of innocent woman to their death (or worse) at the hands of hera and countless others, etc etc, to be continued i personally think that clytemnestra was just a normal person who had been thrust into circumstances out of her control she lived during a time when.
Once again clytaemnestra stresses the fact that iphigeneia is innocent of all wrongdoing, and that certainly there must have been other alternatives agamemnon could have chosen instead of killing iphigeneia in fact clytaemnestra hopes that agamemnon will be further punished in hades for his crimes by. But, when achilles discovers the truth, he is furious at having been used as a prop in agamemnon's plan, and he vows to defend iphigenia, although more for the purposes of his own honour than to save the innocent girl clytemnestra and iphigenia try in vain to persuade agamemnon to change his mind, but the general. She produced two eggs, one of which yielded helen and polydeuces and the other of which contained castor and clytemnestra he even extends the study of the sufferings of misrepresented innocence to a tragic interrogation of the identity of the person: helen is a woman who has been robbed of her very name and.