CC348-Agam.%20sqs%20975-1330[1] - pathei mathos theme 17 18...

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CC348/CTI345: Moral Agency in Greek Tragdey Study Questions to Aeschylus’      Agamemnon      #4, ll.975-1330     13) What do you think explains the Chorus’ disquiet in ll.975-1000?  What do  you think the Chorus is referring to in “some precious thing of the cargo”  (ll.1009/10)?  Whose blood that cannot be called back again (ll.1021) is  the Chorus thinking of? 14) What does Clytaemestra tell Cassandra she should be glad about (ll.1035- 46)? To what sacrifice is Clytaemestra referring in ll.1057-8?  Why does  Cassandra not answer her?  15) Who does Cassandra blame for her situation? 16) Where does Cassandra first show her gift of divination from Apollo?  How  does the Chorus react? When does the Chorus first fail to understand  Cassandra?  How does this relate to the 
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Unformatted text preview: pathei mathos theme? 17) 18) Where is Cassandra explicit in what she sees in the future? 19) 20) What do you think the Chorus is thinking about at l.1132? 21) 22) Why does Cassandra describe her life as “the sheer edge of tearing iron” (l.1149)? 23) 24) The Chorus understands Cassandra’s meaning at ll.1156-61. Why is this? 25) 26) What proof does Cassandra give the Chorus that she is speaking the truth? 27) 28) How and why did Apollo curse Cassandra? 29) 30) Why is Cassandra so aghast at Clytaemestra’s plans for Agamemnon, considering he was the one who destroyed Troy? 31) 32) How does Cassandra demonstrate her rejection of Apollo? 33) 34) How does Cassandra go to meet her death?...
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course CC 348 taught by Professor Dean- jones during the Spring '11 term at University of Texas.

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