Discuss the portrayal of women in The Agamemnon
In The Agamemnon women are portrayed as strong and powerful. Clytaemestra rules Argos which she calls 'my city' while her husband Agamemnon is away at Troy, and the Chorus of Argive Elders show her 'reverence'. She manages to persuade Agamemnon to 'give way' and walk on the tapestry she spreads out for him showing she has power over him and in the end her 'strength of heart' leads to her being able to 'strike' Agamemnon down and kill him.
Cassandra also is shown to be strong, but in a different way. The Chorus call her 'much enduring' and say her 'heart is brave' showing that Aeschylus do…
- Discuss the portrayal of women in The Agamemnon
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