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In Greek poetry the story of Agamemnons return from the Trojan War is dramatized by Aeschylus in the Oresteia Agamemnon has gone to war to fight for the return of Helen who was taken by Paris the Prince of Troy All of the Greeks leave to wage war on Troy and Clytemnestra Agamemnons wife is left at home to await the return of her husband In his triumphant return to the city there is a speech given by Clytemnestra that allows a critical reader to decipher the queens intentions toward her husband as well as the future outcome of the play In the beginning of the play we learn that Agamemnon had sacrificed his own daughter in order to give the army of Greece sailing winds that would bring them to Troy Ten years have passed and Clytemnestra who was heart broken over it has brooded and plotted over her husbands betrayal Her seething hatred of her husband for killing her daughter has driven her to plan for his overthrow and his death The King has come home and Clytemnestra has given a long speech to welcome him back Agamemnon acts as though he is suspicious about her speech saying your speech was like my absence too long 35 This is strange to me because he has not seen her in ten years and is immediately suspicious of her Perhaps she is trying too hard and her husband sees through it and wonders why He could remember her anger at the murder of his daughter and for that reason he is being cautious Or perhaps Agamemnon is just being overly concerned with what the people will think He later says that the voice of the people carries enormous power 36 If he were to accept her false accolades it might upset the people and the Gods for she would like him to do something that is taboo walking upon a tapestry This too could account
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