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Analysis of Clytemnestras Character in AgamemnonIn Aeschylus tragedy Agamemnon the character of Clytemnestra is portrayed as strong willed woman This characteristic is not necessarily typical of women of her time As a result the reader must take a deeper look into the understanding of Clytemnestra In Agamemnon she dominates the action Her most important characteristic is like the watchman calls it male strength of heart She is a strong woman and her strength is evident on many occasions is the play Later in the play after Clytemnestra murders her husband Agamemnon and his concubine Cassandra she reveals her driving force and was has spurned all of her actions until this point Clytemnestra is seen by the Elders of Argos the Chorus as untrustworthy and although suspicious of her they still could not foresee the impending murders Her words are plain but her meaning hidden to all those around her She more or less alludes to her plan of murder without fear of being detected Only the audience can seem to understand the double meaning in her words One example of how Clytemnestra hides meanings in otherwise plain words is stated in her hope that Agamemnon and his soldiers do not commit any sacrilege in Troy that might offend the gods Now must they pay due respect to the gods that inhabit the town the gods of the conquered land or their victory may end in their own destruction after all Too soon for their safety the soldiery seized with greed may yield to their covetousness and lay hands on forbidden spoil They have still to bring themselves home have still the backward arm of the double course to make And if no sin against heaven rest on the returning host there is the wrong of the dead that watches Evil may find accomplishment although it fall not at once This can be interpreted in two ways The first being that her wish for Agamemnon to
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