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Aeschlyuss trilogy The Oresteia is a tragic manifesto that painfully paints a bloody chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos In the first respective play of the trilogy Agamemnon the character of Cassandra plays a vital role to the play and the trilogy as a whole in numerous distinct ways Cassandra as seer and prophetess connects the present with the past and more importantly draws a foreshadowing veil of doom for the future In her short yet powerful scene after meeting Clytaemnestra the mischievous wife of Agamemnon Cassandra gives a voice a past and a portrait to each of the three plays in the trilogy Moreover she is able to accomplish this remarkable feat in a divinely poignant manner Cassandra possesses a woeful vulnerability as victim to both Apollo her architect of prophecy and Clytaemnestra her murderer Agamemnon the first play of The Oresteia follows the ill fate of the victorious King of Argos Agamemnon Upon arriving home from war royal mistress Cassandra at his side Agamemnon is brutally murdered by his own wife Clytaemnestra and accomplice Aegisthus Clytaemnestra distraught and enraged over Agamemnons affair with Helen of Troy coupled with his horrid sacrifice of their own daughter for warfare victory joins forces and bed with the malicious heart of Aegisthus The vengeance lies deep within Aegisthus child of Thyestes who was the hapless man who ate his own children fed to him by Agamemnon himself It is because of this villainous act that Agamemnon meets his untimely death for it is later revealed that Aegisthus was the one who concocted the bloody murder in honor of his fathers retribution Tragically Cassandra uninvolved likewise meets her demise at the hands of the two butchers The first time we as an audience view Cassandra is during the arrival of Agamemnon to Argos While Clytaemnestra works her word magic luring Agamemnon into their dark home Cassandra is seated in
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