The Furies awaken and howl angrily about the escape of Orestes

The Furies awaken and howl angrily about the escape of Orestes

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The Furies awaken and howl angrily about the escape of Orestes, "the hunted beast." They  indignantly claim that Apollo has stepped beyond the limits of propriety by helping him to get away.  They accuse Apollo and the other "younger gods" of having gained sovereignty through the use of  force, and of lacking respect for the ancient deities and laws. The Furies shout that Orestes will  never escape them despite Apollo's interference. The murder of Clytaemestra eventually will be  avenged by a member of the same family, thus carrying the bloody curse on the family of Atreus into  another generation. The weakness of the moral position represented by the Furies is shown by the prediction in the last  lines of this ode that Orestes will be killed by a member of his own family. The only solution the 
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