Agamemnon Essays

Iliad Book 1 Achilles Vs. Agamemnon

In Homer’s, The Iliad, Book 1, “The Rage of Achilles,” one of the main concepts presented is the idea that the gods desire honor and glory. It is very evident that both Achilles and Agamemnon are in competition for more power and dominance. This idea is demonstrated primarily through the two prize women, Briseis and Chryseis, daughter of Chrsyses. While the Trojan war was going on, both Achilles and Agamemnon had a fight amongst themselves, rather than focusing on the…

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Close Reading Essay_ Agamemnon

After the murder of Agamemnon and Cassandra, Clytemnestra attempts to justify her actions in a response to the accusations of the chorus. The aggressive stance that Clytemnestra takes in the beginning of this passage is clearly a reversal of genders. It shows the strength of her character as well as the duality. Explaining her reason for murdering Agamemnon, she logically questions the chorus, asking how they dare judge her, especially because Agamemnon has killed more people than she has killed….

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Agamemnon Vs Hamlet

I think that Hamlet was more tragic in comparison to Agamemnon. The reason being is because in Hamlet Claudius is driven to kill his own brother, King Hamlet, just so he can marry his own sister-in-law. Hamlet is plotting to kill his own uncle and is speaks of his own mother in a hateful manner e:g Within a month, Ere yet the salt of most unrighteous tears Had left the flushing in her gall├Ęd eyes, She married. O most wicked…

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The Role of the Women in Greek Mythology

In the text Mythology by Edith Hamilton, women are portrayed as being property and objects. During this time women were seen to be not as “good” as men. They saw perfection in relationships between men and young male adults as the best relationships to have. However, homosexuality was frowned upon. Men were considered knowledgeable and educated, but women were seen as a burden placed on man by the Gods. When it came to women nothing was valuable about them but…

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