The Oresteia, the story following the Trojan War, is a Trilogy consisting of Agamemnon, The Libation-Bearers, and Eumenides (The Kindly Ones). This is the story where Clytemnestra murders her husband Agamemnon; Clytemnestra’s exiled son, Orestes, returns and murders her; and Orestes runs to Athena for the very first court ruling to take place. This story can be interpreted in many different ways. Three of those interpretations will be explained as follows: the lack of clarity between right and wrong, how humans have forgotten how to govern themselves, and the battle between old and new gods.
As stated, the first interpretation to be described is the lack of clarity between right and wrong. Throughout the entire story, and... View More »