First, the Chorus is dressed in black (a sign of mourning for Agamemnon, or the House of Atreus?)"A fine house down--dark, dark, and the sun..." (Lines 52-53)"But Justice waits and turns the scales: a sudden blow for some at dawn, for some in the no man's land of dusk her torments grow with time, and the lethal night takes others." (Lines 61-64)
"And the blood that Mother Earth consumesclots hard, it won't seep through, it breeds revengeand frenzy goes through the guilty,seething like infection, swarming through the brain.For the one who treads a virgin's bedthere is no cure. All the streams of the world,all channels run into oneto cleanse a man's red hands will swell the bloody tide."
Thomas wrote:I think it is also meaningful that Cly wants to keep Ag from touching the earth of Argos...(I can't talk about the next play yet, but keep this in mind when you read the first few pages of Libation Bearers. I'm not sure what it means, but I think it's interesting.)
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