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A Comparison of a Tragic Hero from Euripidess Medea and Aeschyluss Agamemnon Tragic heroes from Greek tragedies almost always share similar characteristics Medea from Euripidess play Medea and Clytemnestra from Aeschyluss play Agamemnon display and share traits common to a tragic hero They both have a flaw hold a high rank or have an extraordinary ability seek vengeance and cause their own downfall anothers suffering All of these traits are displayed clearly in these characters and are shown in the textual support Both Medea and Clytemnestra had detrimental flaws Medea was a very passionate women with a tendency to become easily angered Her anger from being wronged by Jason is shown when she wishes Jason and his brideGround to pieces in their shattered palaceFor the wrong they have declared to doEuripides 6 Clytemnestras flaw was that she could not see past her own grief anger and how her husband had killed their daughter Her anger and grief are displayed by her emotional words Like a swan she wailed her last call for her loved one while she drownedAeschylus Both of their flaws were indeed tragic but more to others than themselves Almost all characters from Greek tragedies have some sort of rank or ability Medea and Clytemnestra were no exception Medea was not only a sorceress but also a respected citizen Medeas magic skills are portrayed in the play when she makes a magical powder that is meant to kill the king daughter Clytemnestra has no special ability per say but she had ruled Argos for ten years in her husbands absence These characters ranks and abilities were part of their conflict Medea and Clytemnestra both seek revenge for wrongs done to them by thier husbands Medea trys to make Jasons life as miserable as possible for everything he did to her She kills the most important to him including his new wife and her father She even goes as far as to
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