The doors of the palace open to reveal Orestes standing beside the dead bodies of Aegisthus and Clyt

The doors of the palace open to reveal Orestes standing beside the dead bodies of Aegisthus and Clyt

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The doors of the palace open to reveal Orestes standing beside the dead bodies of Aegisthus and  Clytaemestra. Servants display the bloodstained netlike robe in which Clytaemestra entangled  Agamemnon before she slew him. Pointing to the robe and the corpses, Orestes turns to the chorus  and assembled people and justifies his action by citing the crimes committed by his victims and their  tyrannous rule over Argos. He has done his duty by avenging Agamemnon, but he admits that it was  painful for him to kill his mother, saying, "I have won; but my victory is soiled and has no pride." As he speaks, Orestes becomes restless and agitated. He begins to feel as if he is losing his mind  and insists desperately that the killing of his mother was right and that he acted according to the  command of Apollo. But now, he says, he must forfeit the inheritance he has just regained, leave  Argos once more, and wander as a homeless outcast.
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