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Unformatted text preview: (1) Agamemnon: the general Agamemnon returns from fighting the Trojan War (remember: hes the one who took the daughter of the priest Chryses who then prays to Apollo, resulting in the plague); his wife Clytemnestra and her boyfriend Aegisthus kill him so that they can be sole rulers (2) The Libation Bearers: Orestes, the son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, comes back to town and visits his fathers grave where he runs into his own sister Electra (they pour libations at the tomb); urged on by his sister, his fathers ghost, and even the god Apollo, Orestes takes revenge for his father by killing his mother and her boyfriend; unfortunately, because even justifiable murder of ones mother is bad, the scary Furies appear to punish Orestes (3) The Oresteia: the play opens in Delphi because Orestes has fled there to seek Apollos help, because he is the god who said it was OK for him to kill his mother...
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