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Close and Distant Reading Reflection

Oresteia and Exodus both end in destruction. In Oresteia, the trilogy is surrounded by the theme of fate of destruction, while Exodus is founded on the theme of self-destruction. The two stories tell different stories, but they ultimately lead to destruction. Using close and distant reading allows us to understand the type of destruction and its severity. For example, in Oresteia I discussed the quote “There’s a rule that lays it down that spattering of life-blood spilling on the ground…

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Self-Destruction

Self-Destruction Exodus tells a story about a person with power who self-destructs with selfishness and animosity. In Exodus, Pharaoh is the person in the rule of Egypt, but he rules with evil. All his actions are formulated with evil, selfishness, and animosity. Since Pharaoh was a character with no virtue, God sends Moses to free people from his reign. Pharaoh held the Israelites as slaves and ordered all Hebrew children to be killed, Moses’ duty…

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Fate of Destruction

Fate of destruction Oresteia is a three-part book that consists of Greek tragedies. The trilogy begins with Agamemnon, where Agamemnon returns from the Trojan war. Clytemnestra is planning on avenging the death of her daughter. By the end of the play, Clytemnestra kills Agamemnon in his bathtub. In the second play, Women at the Graveside, Orestes returns to Argos after being exiled for years. He plans on avenging his father’s death. He reunites with Electra at Agamemnon’s grave where…

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