Clytaemestra exultingly says that now she can reveal herself and speak the truth

Clytaemestra exultingly says that now she can reveal herself and speak the truth

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Unformatted text preview: Clytaemestra exultingly says that now she can reveal herself and speak the truth. She tells how she trapped Agamemnon in a net as he stepped from his bath and hacked him to death with three blows of an axe. She laughed with joy as the blood from his wounds splattered her. The elders are stunned by Clytaemestra's sadistic arrogance. She mocks them for having thought she was an ordinary, weak woman and cries defiantly: You can praise or blame me as you will; it is all one to me. That man is Agamemnon, my husband; he is dead; the work of this right hand that struck in strength of righteousness. And that is that. The elders threaten that Clytaemestra will be banished from Argos for these murders, but she retorts that Agamemnon was not banished for the murder of Iphigenia and demands to know how they can speak of justice when they were willing to tolerate that heinous crime. Clytaemestra insists that the speak of justice when they were willing to tolerate that heinous crime....
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