World Civlztn,Begin HIST 050
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History 5 Study Sheet for Aeschylus The Oresteia Main characters Agamemnon Clytemnestra Agamemnon Cassandra The Libatz39on Bearers Orestes Elektra The Eumem39des Apollo Athena The Furies What events important to the action occurred previous to the beginning of Agamemnon Does Agamemnon suffer from hubris Who is more evil Agamemnon or Clytemnestra Why is Clytmenestra one of the most memorable characters in Greek tragedy Do you think Orestes in the Li bation Bearers is a noble character who deserves our admiration and allegiance Contrast Clytemnestra and Elektra Contrast the attitude of the chorus in Agamemnon and the Li bation Bearers What role do the gods play in the action How do they in uence the action How do the divine characters in the Eumem39des differ from humans if at all Describe the behavior and the image of the Furies Do they represent evil Are they consistently treated as evildoers How is the con ict in the Eumem39des resolved What are the values of the resolution Show how the Oresteia represents the Greek view of the transition from barbarism to civilization What is the role of Athena and the Athenians Essay Questions Write on one of the following 1 How sympathetic a character is Clytemnestra in the Oresteia Why should we applaud or condemn her husband s murder Do you see her as quota wronged woman exacting revengequot or quota murdering adulteressquot 2 The Oresteian trilogy carries the reader from darkness to light from the dispensation of the Furies to the quotholy persuasionquot of Athena from savagery and violence to true civilization and civic peace Contrast these two worlds in the imagery and the action of the plays Devise an interpretation of how the con ict is resolved Does it end in the victory of one side over the other What are the values set forth by the playwright in the second part of the Eumem39des
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