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Certainly there are times when death is the only answer Many people decide that justice is for the taking and do so in a great vengeance Moreover there are instances when homicide is the best route for a person Agamemnons death is one of those instances It is very clear that two wrongs do make a right Clytaemnestra Agamemnons spouse and queen of Argos has planned for her kings death for more than a decade The unsuspecting husband returns home expecting a warm welcome but in fact receives the signature on his death warrant Clytaemnestra tricked Agamemnon with his pride into acting like a god and hence sealed his fate Even with Agamemnons resistance Clytaemnestra manages to charm her beloved into his doom Let the red streams flow TNAWM p572 line 901 Agamemnon had three counts against him according to his wife Firstly their daughter Iphigenia was sacrificed to Artemis so that the winds would carry the Spartan forces to Troy Secondly while fighting for ten years Agamemnon was unfaithful to Clytaemnestra a number of times Evidence of this is Cassandra the concubine that returns with Agamemnon Cassandra is the daughter of Priam King of Troy She was taken after Troy had fallen Finally Agamemnon is in great competition with Aegisthus Agamemnons cousin and the sole survivor of Atreus vengeance on Thyestes Agamemnon is involved in a losing battle even though he thinks the war is won The gods have their own reasons for letting Agamemnon die Most gods frown upon pride and arrogance both of which are plentiful in Agamemnons demeanor There are certain things that a person does not do if that person is trying to stay on the gods good side One of these things is not destroying the gods temple which Agamemnon did while in Troy Another taboo would be the obvious treading on the crimson tapestries which is treatment reserved for one of a gods stature Finally the gods
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