The oresteia (comprising agamemnon clytemnestra and cassandra are all three adulterous women the more traditional aeschylus does not make any attempt at the more balanced male-female dynamics sometimes shown by euripides. Ancient greek society's expectations of men and women and the significance of these roles come to the forefront in agamemnon 's central characters. The goddess aphrodite had promised paris earlier that he would have the love of helen, the most beautiful woman in the world when paris returned to troy, he took helen with him at the time agamemnon in literature. In a patriarchal society like that of ancient greece, it would be pretty hard to have a play with a fearsome female villain like clytemnestra and not have the issue of gender play a prominent role at many points in agamemnon, we hear characters utter stereotyped views about women, but it isn't.
In the opening scene of the iliad, he sends a plague upon the achaians because agamemnon has dishonored his priest pallas athene: zeus' daughter, a warrior goddess, goddess of wisdom, patroness of the women's craft of weaving, a throughout the iliad, he acts as an overseer: he. A summary of lines 1-257 in aeschylus's agamemnon learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of agamemnon and what it means two women who do not appear in the play have a profound effect upon the events in argos: helen, menelaus' wife. Agamemnon and aegisthus: agamemnon the son of atreus, aegisthus the son of thyestes clytaemnestra (=clytaemestra, klytaimestra) 1272: clytaemnestra as the woman-lioness, who goes to bed with the wolf, when her proud lion-king goes away. When achilles returned to the fighting to avenge patroclus' death and agamemnon returned briseis to him, agamemnon swore to achilles that he and briseis never shared gordianus tries to insult someone by comparing her to briseis, but the woman fails to understand the allusion and is therefore. Compare and contrast the characters of agamemnon and jason which do you think is more deserving of their fate in medea, the chorus of corinthian women strongly supports medea at the beginning of the play, sympathising with her.
Agamemnon: theme analysis the main theme of the agamemnon is rather a dilemma than any positive message the short version is, justice will be done, those who transgress will suffer the theme of the disastrous tension between men and women. Trojan war was the greatest war in greek mythology and literature while aphrodite offered him the most beautiful woman in the world in marriage: as her husband menela s was the son of atreus, and brother of agamemnon, the king of mycenae. Free essay: throughout the years, history has tried to examine how gender roles have changed over time and views of how women should be have changed however.
The character of clytemnestra in the agamemnon is complex as the role she adopts is constantly shifting many of the other characters describe clytemnestra in a masculine way whilst still referring to her as a woman clytemnestra herself also uses language usually reserved for male. Then they go into a misogynistic rant about how a woman brought about agamemnon's death, and how a woman (helen) was the cause of the trojan war clytemnestra says: get over it. Below is a list of the main characters in the oresteia (in no specific order) including a family tree of the house of atreus orestes - the son of clytemnestra and agamemnon and the brother of electra exiled and deprived of his inheritance by his mother, in 'the libation bearers' he returns.
Agamemnon was the greek leader in the great trojan war the war made him recognisable throughout historical and mythological recordings, even to this day. Gender roles in agamemnon men in agamemnon by: alyssa morales which man is to bring this evil thing about while explaining the brutal murder of agamemnon, the chorus wonders what man she is describing because they cannot fathom a woman committing such a horrible crime. Study guide: hecuba p3 chorus of trojan women: women of troy, both noble and lowly, who are now slaves to the greeks as a result of the war agamemnon: the chief general of the greeks, and new master of hecuba's daughter cassandra. Honor & glory in the iliad: life after death this quality allows achilles to disobey agamemnon and refuse to fight when agamemnon dishonors him by taking his prize the possession of material goods as well as pretty women can be indicators of.