Agamemnon

by: Aeschylus

Suggested Essay Topics

Analyze Agamemnon's character, both in his words and as seen through the eyes of others.

Discuss the role of Cassandra's prophecies in the play's structure.

What is the role of the Chorus in the action of Agamemnon? Are they passive or active characters?

Discuss the end of the play, especially the dialogue between Aegisthus and the Chorus. What function does Aegisthus' character have in the play?

Discuss the use of foreshadowing in the play, especially in the Chorus' speeches.

Discuss the role of the minor characters, the Herald and the Watchman, in both the plot and the themes of the play.


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