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Erin Gardner 465-53-1399 A Tug of War If the two women of Agamemnon Clytaemnestra and Cassandra were put to the test of Tug of War would there be a winner or would neither win A game of Tug of war meaning a pull from each side of the rope until one side with out a doubt crosses a drawn line There are similarities between the two ladies as well as several differences The actions of the ladies and confrontations lead the town to have confused thought of each woman Both women are strong characters having strong pulls on the rope but each shows their weaknesses and tends to lose grip A kids game of Tug of War places these characters in a situation of face-to-face competition As the chorus exclaims before Agamemnon arrives the good wins out no pain can tip the scales not now There are few similarities amongst Clytaemnestra and Cassandra Both ladies share an intimate relationship with Agamemnon and each relationship gives each woman a hard pull on each side of the rope On Cassandras side of the rope she pulls for Agamemnon as his prize won after her husband Eurypylus was killed in the Trojan War Cassandra bore Agamemnon a set of twins as they took their journey back home to Troy The tear in the rope did not develop until Agamemnon showed up at Troy to present his wife Clytaemnestra with his mistress Cassandra after his long awaited homecoming Clytaemnestra also bore Agamemnon children is the wife of this prideful man In the Greek society it is believed that when married it cuts off all ties to family and friends except that of the new marriage Not only can Clytaemnestra pull for adultery but also for hatred of removing her form her family Each woman now have been defied has an even pull on the Tug of War rope at this point Would the chorus have
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