The case presented by Apollo is so unsatisfactory that it would appear Aeschylus used the framework

The case presented by Apollo is so unsatisfactory that it would appear Aeschylus used the framework

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The case presented by Apollo is so unsatisfactory that it would appear Aeschylus used  the framework of a debate as the basis for a dramatic confrontation between  adversaries and made no real effort at a well-reasoned analysis of the particular case  under discussion. The reason for this is made clear when the jurors vote. They are tied  because the case is too hard for human beings to judge. There is justice on both sides  — neither the ties of kinship nor the requirements of authority and the social order can  be denied. Athene casts the deciding vote as the first step in the establishment of a new  and greater social and moral order in which the desirable elements of the views  represented by the Furies and the Olympian gods are combined. It is interesting to note 
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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