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Unformatted text preview: 7. What is Clytaemnestras nightmare? How does it contribute to the decision to kill her? 8. Compare the nurses remark that she fed Orestes (l.750) to Clytaemnestras claim that she nursed him (ll.883-885). How does Clytaemnestras lie lessen the guilt of Orestes? 9. Pylades has one speech in the play and it is crucial. Why? For whom does he speak? 10. Examine the battle of wits between Orestes and his mother. Does Clytaemnestra lose this battle or does she simply fail to win it? 11. Examine the imagery of light and darkness in The Oresteia . How does it serve to reinforce and even justify the action of the play? See line 950, for example. 12. What happens to Electra? Is she replaced by Pylades? Why? 13. If Orestes is justified in killing his mother, and has the support of Apollo, why must he suffer? 14. Why does Orestes go to Delphi? Names to Remember Electra Pylades Delphi The Furies...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course CC 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at BU.
- Fall '08
- Electra, Electra, Orestes, Agamemnon, Chorus, Pylades