Agamemnon - Agamemnon In times of war dastardly deeds are...

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Agamemnon In times of war, dastardly deeds are dealt and done. We may not always agree with the deeds or decisions made, but for the Greek king Agamemnon, he had to obey. In the Greek play of Agamemnon, he was faced with the decision to sacrifice his daughter in order to free his ships. His compliance may have been wrong as a father, however his decision should be considered as justified as a king given his cornered situation. Agamemnon sacrificed his daughter not as a father, but as a king of kings. One cannot be a king of kings serving his country while maintaining a family. These two areas conflict and should never be a mutual factor for a king during war. For instance, the statement, “Obey, obey or a heavy doom will crush me! - Oh but doom will crush me once I rend my child,” is a clear example of case where the two conflicting areas stated earlier result in a decision of a tyrant. The consequences of such decisions are heart wrenching to a king. A man of such stature must be strong as a leader – which is exactly what Agamemnon decided to do. The chorus was very accurate in stating, “We must suffer, suffer into truth.”
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