In the beginning of the fifth century, it was a tradition for every tragedian to present a trilogy of three plays on the similar theme in the competition at festival of Dionysus, followed by a satyr-play. The Oresteia is one of the well known plays that presents the Greek tragic trilogy and thus, achieved a great importance in the history of drama.
The main concept of Oresteia is that injustice and the principles of immorality must be eliminated from human society in social organization settings by implementing public morality and civic legal procedures. Throughout the play, the importance of justice and morality is given great importance in human society (Collard, 2002). The human element was less important and Orestes and his fortunes sink into the background. Their place was acquired by the great gods of Olympus and Tartarus, who played opposite character roles in the drama.
The fragmentation of the role of Clytaemestra makes the presence of dominant and contributes to attempt feminist reading of the trilogy. Clytaemestra should represent the five different aspects of nature so every role to express a distinct and recognizable part personality. The feminist reading of the trilogy finds its expression in the conviction of the person of matricide Orestes, who after the murder represented by another actor, with harder characteristics. The first Orestes is a nice shape, gentle and sensitive. After matricide malevolence and horror imprinted on his face and movements, his hand is bloody and will remain so until the end, regardless of the acquittal of the court. By changing the actor who embodies Orestes and the bloody hand of the director condemns matricide and indirectly expresses its sympathy to Clytaemestra and the Furies.
In the drama, people have already decided the night before. Quite democratic and at the end of ...