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Running Head: The Lack of Justice 1 Yara Chabchoul LIT135 FY43 10-04-18 The Lack of Justice and Rise of Revenge Caused by Agamemnon The Oresteia , a book written by Aeschylus, depicts Ancient Greek interpretations of justice and heroism. The book is shaped by the dilemmas that make the reader question the presence or lack-there of justice. In the book, Agamemnon sacrifices the life of his daughter Iphigenia so that he can destroy the city of Troy after the goddess Helen was kidnapped by the god Paris. This sacrifice angers Agamemnon’s wife, Clytemnestra, and she kills her husband when he returns from war. As commanded by Apollo, Orestes, the son of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon returns to Argos and murders his mother to avenge his father. Harold Scheub is a philosopher who emphasizes a five-part method to allow the reader to dissect the text and form his or her own understanding of it. Scheub’s fourth of the five points is “Rhythm”, which is the one I have chosen to utilize because it focuses on the concept of repetition and how it can cause the reader to remember certain events. By utilizing Scheub’s fourth point, Agamemnon’s supposed heroic action did not lead to justice, but only provoked revenge. In Scheub’s fourth point, he defines rhythm as “the artistic repetition and manipulation of images and image sets… the instrument whereby the message is remembered…” (Scheub, 1998, p. 94). This means that when a certain event or “image” is portrayed in a book multiple times, it
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