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In this paper I will be placing my emphasis on tearing apart the story of Oresteia Greek Tragedy articles written on the story and then give me own interpretationAeschylus lived approximately from 525- 456 BC in the city of Eleusis The Oresteia was written two years before his death He wrote the tragedies Eumenides Prometheus Bound The Oresteia The Persians Seven against Thebes among others In the interpretation given by David Cohen he describes justice in the Oresteia In the first few paragraphs Cohen describes the main point of the book which is the justice that Zeus enforces Aeschylus believes strongly that Zeuss laws are not intentionally supposed to harm the innocent Most of the laws established in many countries are not setup to incriminate the innocent but to bring justice to the innocent by giving the guilty an adequate punishment Cohen then explains that in the book Agamemnon Zeus is just and does not punish the innocent and if all that happens in the play is part of the working out of his divine plan How does one explain the sacrifice of many people of Troy Cohen 46 Even in the Bible God which is comparable to Zeus in mythology sacrificed his own creations to prove a point to the people of the earth Zeus considers his plan a progressive movement so sacrifices of humans were necessary The sacrificing of human beings is unjust because everyones life should be and are valued the same Later on in the story the theory of blood for blood has been pushed aside as inadequate The people now believe that Justice is achieved through the process of law So now the people believe that Aeschylus is pious and Zeus is just Cohen describes that Aeschylus does not dismiss the question of innocent suffering with a Greek equivalent of the Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earthJob 384 which challenged Job from
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