41 pages 1 hour read



Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 458

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Essay Topics


To what extent are characters such as Agamemnon and Clytemnestra responsible for the decisions they make in the play? To what extent are the characters’ decisions determined by fate?


Why do you think the chorus is so apprehensive in the first part of the play? What are they afraid of, and are their fears proven to be valid?


Compare and contrast the ways the other characters perceive Agamemnon and what they say about his actions and his character. Do you think that Agamemnon is depicted as a sympathetic figure?