Agamemnon is a first of its kindplay in The Oresteia. Aeschylus’ play embodies a specific theme throughout, atheme of revenge and reprisals. The play happens in Atreus’ House and includesthe relatives, the family of Atreus and the father of Agamemnon. Reprisal is thefoundation of The Oresteia, and it becomes the major theme in the Agamemnon play.The story continues in the form of Clytemnestra’s fierce reprisal on her betterhalf Agamemnon and the change which comes about because of that demonstration, isthe focal concentration of that story. However, the militaries, gods and themortals in the play also employ their own themes of retaliation.
The story beginswith the fall of Troy and Agamemnon who are back at home after spending tenyears in war. And the war from he is coming back from, was in itself ademonstration of retaliation, in that Agamemnon and also his sibling namedMenelaus elevated a colossal armada to assault Troy, the prince of Trojan Pariswho took Menelaus’ spouse named Helen. The nationals of Argos commendAgamemnon’s homecoming, after the victory of the Greek at Troy. But thecelebration of victory does not keep going for a long time.
Ina short span of time after the arrival of Agamemnon, who is killed byClytemnestra, the spouse of Clytemnestra; this act is done due to revenge. Atfirst glance, Clytemnestra kills Agamemnon to retaliate for the passing of herdaughter Iphigenia, whom was relinquished by Agamemnon earlier in the war ofTrojan to mollify the Artemis who is a goddess, who had prevented the Agamemnon’sarmada from being able to satisfy Troy. Artemis, actually requested that sortof praise from Agamemnon specifically to take revenge. The spouse, Clytemnestra is also worried dueto the reason that Agamemnon has taken Cassandra who is a duchess and godApollo’s prophet, from Troy to be his courtesan. Executing the Agamemnon (hersecond-half) is in this way, is an example of retribution for Agamemnon’sdisloyalty, in spite of Clytemnestra’s personal betrayal that is withAegisthus. At the end, Agamemnon’s demise fills in by way of multi-generationalretaliation for his cousin Aegisthus.
He is not only against Agamemnon but alsohis whole family. In the previous times, the father of Agamemnon named Atreushad executed the siblings of Aegisthus and after that he cooked them like ameal, that he at that point served to the father of Aegisthus named Thyestes.And with the Agamemnon’s passing along these lines finishes that specific cycleof retaliation as well.