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Agamemnon Book Review Summary

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AGAMEMNON, the first part of "The Oresteia", is a play that was first showed to the athenian people in 456 B.C.

Agamemnon, the King of Argos, is coming back from the Trojan war. He's received by his wife, Clytemnestra, who's still hating him for having sacrfized their daughter Iphigenia 20 years before. The same night, Agamemnon is murdered by his wife. Clytemnestra will rule Argos with her lover Aegisthus.








This report prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   ancient Greece Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Husband

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Greek Unusual characteristics:    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   1 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Greece

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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