Agamemnon's Return Home
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The paper considers the differences in theme and genre between the "Oresteia" and the "Odyssey", but then focuses on the way Homer manipulated the characters and events in order to make his version of the story similar to that of Odysseus. The paper shows how Aeschylus told the entire story of Agamemnon's return home, while Homer used carefully selected pieces of the story to add mystery and tension to "The Odyssey".
From the Paper:"The "Oresteia" is a detailed account of Agamemnon's return home, while The Odyssey offers a only brief summary of the same event. Both versions have a significant theme, but Homer's use of the story produces a different theme than that of Aeschylus. It is possible that the difference in theme is a result of the difference in genre, but a more reasonable explanation would be that Homer tailor-made his version of the "Oresteia" so that it's theme would be of use to Odysseus in his return to Ithaca. In comparing and contrasting the two accounts of Agamemnon's return home, it is important to consider the differences in theme and genre, but it is most beneficial to examine the way Homer manipulated the characters and events in order to make his version of the story similar to that of Odysseus."
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