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Unformatted text preview: the "proud lion," Clytaemnestra, the "woman-lioness," Aegisthus, the "strengthless lion."- Ageisthus possesses feminine characteristics, in a sense fulfilling the subordinate "Queenly" role to Clytaemnestra,- Can the entire course of tragic events all be attributed to Helen? (The chorus seems to think so.) And, if so, is her "lion" image consistent with those of the more direct killers, Agamemnon, Clytaemnestra, Aegisthus. ..- Is she "less of a lion" for not committing direct murder?- Clytaemnestra in effect describes the ideal woman, waiting loyally at home for her husband who, under the supervision of the immortals, arrives home in glory and military success.- As Clytaemnestra welcomes her husband into his house, her words directly foreshadow the vengeful acts to come. "Where Justice leads him in, a crimson path. .."- Electra has a passive role in the killing, "holding her tongue" while Orestes physically wields his sword....
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