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Unformatted text preview: -Orestes vision of the Furies at the end of the play: 1048-62 Vengeance and Justice: Prayer of Electra (123-51) Orestes, Electra, and the Chorus consistently equate Orestes Apollos oracle to Orestes (269-297): the Furies will haunt Orestes if he does not avenge his fathers murder Problem? To avenge his father, he must murder his mother. What about the Furies then? Orestes to Chorus: But do not envy me, I have won a tainted victory (1017; cf. 1021-43) If justice is vengeance, can there ever be any resolution? The Libation Bearers suggests that there cannot.-Chorus at close of play: When will it end? When will it be calm? When will it sleep, this fury, this Ruin? (1074-75)...
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