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Unformatted text preview: The Silent but Deadly Role of Apollo Apollos role in the trial, The Libation Bearers was an indirect influence, but yet seemingly influential in Orestess quest of Vengeance . Now, if history serves the memory correctly, The Libation Bearers and even Aeschyluss entire trials, The Oresteia , is a representation of Athens coming into a new era . Apollos design throughout the trial is a representation of Athens setting about redefining itself and history by going against the Furies . Through an oracle Apollos will is carried out, threatening Orestes with horrible punishments, including leprosy and further exile if he does not agree to accept his quest of vengeance . Apollos designs are at first in line with the ancient order of the Furies, commanding Orestes to shed blood for blood . The chorus knows of the cursed blood cycle that the house of Atreus is consumed by and stated, And the blood that Mother Earth consumes clots hard, it wont seep through, it breeds revenge and frenzy goes through the guilty, seething like infection,...
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- The Libation Bearers