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Unformatted text preview: CLAS 131 Notes 19 Aeschylus, The Libation Bearers Be able to identify elements of continuity with Agamemnon , in terms of imagery and theme What new elements does The Libation Bearers add? In terms of plot, a fairly static play (appropriate for middle play of trilogy):- Recognition scene between Electra and Orestes (166-234)- Murder of Aegisthus and Clytemnestra (838-930)- Clffhanger ending (1021-76) Continuity of Imagery Woven things- The robe used to trap Agamemnon o Orestes and Electra invoke it while praying to their father (491-94) o Orestes brings it on stage, as a shroud for Clytemnestra and Aegisthus (980-1015)- Electras weaving that Orestes uses to prove his identity (231-232) Animals: snakes- Orestes is a snake: Clytemnestras dream and its meaning (526-50); Clytemnestras last line (928)- Clytemnestra as a snake: Orestes (247-248, 994-95), chorus (1047) Which one is actually the snake?...
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