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Study Guide for the Exam on the Origins of Drama and Agamemnon *Be prepared to discuss the acts that motivated Clytemnestra (lines 241-290) and Aegisthus (lines 1862-1878) to seek revenge. Be prepared to discuss Cassandra’s dilemma, its origins and repercussions (lines 1418- 1431). (Apollo) Be prepared to discuss Zeus’s two laws that are discussed in this drama. Code of hospitality (lines 838-851) Wisdom that comes through suffering (lines 209-251) Be prepared to discuss the philosophies that the unholy act breeds more acts of the same kind (lines 899-912), a truly righteous house is blessed (lines 913-923), and few men possess the inborn talent to admire a friend’s good fortune without envy (lines 935-946). Be prepared to expand on the following quotations:
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Unformatted text preview: “We must make sure what’s working well remains that way in the future. By contrast, where we need some healing medicine, we’ll make a well-intentioned effort to root out all infectious evil, burying the sores or slicing them away (lines 996-1000).” Who makes this statement and why is it ironic? Agam. Does he have a future… he doesn’t know where evil is (right in front of his face) Tragic irony “Disease is always pressing hard the common wall between them(aga and clyd)—so with the fate of men. It holds to a straight course, then, all at once, can crash upon a hidden rock of grief (lines 1184-1189).” Who made this observation and about whom?...
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