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Left alone, Orestes wonders what is to become of him: He has made himself a murderer for love of  Hermione but, ungrateful, she now hates him. Pylades comes in with some Greek soldiers and urges Orestes to flee to the ships. Obeying their  new queen, Andromache, the people of Epirus are attacking the Greeks. Orestes says he cannot  leave, he must follow Hermione; Pylades asks if he means to die with her. "Is she dead?" asks  Orestes, and Pylades says that she has stabbed herself over Pyrrhus' dead body. Upon hearing the  news, Orestes sees darkness surround him and feels rivers of blood about him. He thinks he sees  Pyrrhus risen from the dead, kissing Hermione, who looks at Orestes with hatred. Pyaldes says he  has gone mad, and he and the Greek soldiers take him away. Like Oedipus, Orestes is confronted with the unsparing vision of his crime. He rejects the last 
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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