Agamemnon Clytemnestra Role Of Women

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The women of the 5th century Athens were socially restricted to their households, as well as disregarded from political and intellectual interest. Men were the only ones to control, lead, and make decisions for women and children of the city, regardless of their input. Women speaking their opinions and making choices was unheard of. In the play, Agamemnon, Clytemnestra is portrayed something much more than a women. In the absence of Agamemnon, she develops a leadership by ruling over the city, with intelligence, drive, and manipulation. Clytemnestra is doubted by society, regardless of her exceptional leadership, and trailed as an uneducated 5th century women who does not contribute to the political and intellectual city of Athens. Women

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