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Agamemnon Agamemnon is a confusing tale of the people that are waiting for the soldiers to get home from the Trojan war Most of the play is the chorus singing about many of the things that happened during the war The play also shows the disrespect the men had for women in that time period In front of Agamemnons palace a watchman wishes his shift would end He is tired and wants to sleep but he must stay awake He awaits news from Queen Clytemnestra The Chorus of Argive elders enters singing of the war They sing of the gods asking for them to help them win the war and of the great army They anxiously await the news from the Queen In the song they tell how Agamemnon killed his child He sacrificed his daughter to Apollo so that Apollo would make the winds blow for his armies ships The chorus thinks that deed was horrible but had to be done for the good of the country The leader asks Clytemnestra if shes heard any news He doesnt like being ruled by a woman and treats her somewhat rudely He only listens to her because of his loyalty to his King She tells the leader that the army has taken Troy The leader is skeptical and asks her to repeat herself several times The Queen gets angry and tells him she is not a credulous girl When the leader asks how Clytemnestra found out the city was taken so quickly she tells him that one God delivered the message to another and so on He yet again asks her which makes it seem he thinks she is a young girl with little sense When the leader finally accepts her answer he belittles her again by saying it was worthy
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