The Oresteia is a trilogy written by the Greek author Aeschylus that comprises of three plays; Agamemnon, the libation bearers, and the Eumenides. The central theme of this book is “justice” which in the case of Orestes has led to exile. This book was written at a time when the star of Athens was in decline. It was a time that marked the establishment of a new socio- political order, a democracy adjudicated by the rule of law. This rule of law meant the institutionalization of justice (i.e. having a justice system), where cases are heard and verdicts are being reached based on evidence.
The Oresteia is a trilogy of Greek tragedies written by ancient Greek playwright and tragedian Aeschylus. Consisting of Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, and The Eumenides, The Oresteia follows the story of the curse on the House of Atreus. It is considered Aeschylus’s finest work and is the only existing example of an ancient Greek theatre trilogy in western literature. This essay will discuss the portrayal, significance and development of the oikos in The Libation Bearers by Aeschylus through the concepts of its definition: the family, the family’s inheritance, and the house. The ancient Greek word oikos was the basic and essential unit of society in most Greek city-states in predominantly Early Archaic Greece (1100-650 B.C.).
When observing the series of events that transpire throughout the course of The Oresteia, the three plays, we do see something of a fixation on revenge, taking vengeance for being wronged in many different scenarios, many of them resulting in deaths. In many of these situations, vengeance serves as their form of justice, though whether they are one and the same is the question. The expression goes that "An eye for an eye makes the world go blind" but another saying says that "Justice is blind". Do these people truly feel that revenge is justice? “Agamemnon” is the first of the trilogy and tells the tale of the return of King Agamemnon from the Trojan War.
The Oresteia is a trilogy of Greek tragedies written by Aeschylus. This trilogy consists of Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers or The Choephoroe, and The Eumenides. The only extant example of an ancient Greek theatre trilogy, the Oresteia won first prize at the Dionysia festival in 458 BC. Many consider the Oresteia to be Aeschylus' finest work. The principal themes of the trilogy include the contrast between revenge and justice, as well as the transition from personal vendetta to organized litigation.
Justice is an underlying idea that humans revolve around. It is our sole concept that constructs how we think and behave. Justice creates morals and therefore how we judge those around us. If we didn’t have justice, our society would be in chaos and completely unruly. When identifying what is just, there are quite a few traits that can be clearly spotted.
In the trilogy The Oresteia, Aeschylus shows the never ending cycle of violence within the house of Atreus. The cycle acts as a “net” entrapping Agamemnon, Clytemnestra, Orestes, and many other characters. This net has not only encapsulated characters but it also produces actions throughout the play provoking the audience to think of several different conflicted loyalties. Specifically, the rendezvous between Clytemnestra and the chorus highlights right versus wrong, self-help justice (in the form of revenge) versus justice by trial, and honor versus dignity. The audience can understand all of the aforementioned conflicting loyalties because they are conflicts that each and every person has undergone at least once.
Odysseus lived in a time where there was no court of law to determine punishment and justice. For Odysseus to kill around 50 men just so they would not marry his wife, was immensely violent and brutal, but it was necessary. It was both morally and ethically correct to kill these suitors especially since there was no law enforcement back in this time period. This justice system was the norm for people of that age and no regrets or mercy is needed.
“Ethical principles [……] are subjective, emotional commitments that cannot be judged right or wrong. Ideas such as justice or moral good are only the expressions of arbitrary personal preferences and are no more rational than a person’s preference for one kind of beer over” – Timothy Sandefur. In the “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller, a small village named Salem is caught in the midst of a storm of threats and accusations. The little town was originally riled up by the peculiar [account?] of several girls from the town and a slave dancing together in the woods. In order to save themselves from any punishments, the girls and their main leader, Abigail, begin to accuse people of forcing them to go in the woods by using witchcraft on them.
In the Health care system it is important to provide best quality care in a safe environment and ensure dignity of care. So, interventions like using restraints on patient is necessary to ensures patient safety as well as safety of others. (Crozer Ketstone, 2009). “Restraints are physical, chemical or environmental measures used to control the physical or behavioural activity of a person or a portion of his or her body” (CNO, 2017). The extensive use of restraints is an issue of increasing concern in today’s nursing practice.
What is Natural Justice? Natural justice is a concept of common law, which represents procedural principles introduced by courts, which must be followed by judicial, quasi-judicial and administrative agencies during decision-making. Natural justice has principles concerning procedural fairness and ensuring these principles are followed, protects the rights of citizens, enhances public confidence and ensures that a fair decision is reached. Hence, it can be said that natural justice implies fairness, equity and equality.
When reviewing the issues associated with the criminal justice system in the United States, wrongful convictions are becoming a serious one that society as a whole needs to be aware of. While there are a countless factors that can contribute to a wrongful conviction, there are five distinct ones that are the leading causes in wrongful convictions: the adversarial process, Eyewitness identification, misconduct and errors regarding forensic evidence, interrogations and confessions, and jailhouse snitches/informants. In relation to wrongful convictions, the adversarial system places more emphasis on the process rather than truth finding, meaning an individual can usually only appeal if there is an issue regarding the process; if someone is wrongfully
The Oresteia: The Metaphorical Portrayal of Men and Women The Oresteia is a collection of three tragedies written by Aeschylus for an Athenian tragedy competition in 458 BCE. This trilogy tells the story of a family who is caught up in a whirl of death all caused by the same motivation: revenge. All the dramatic murders end up leading to a civilized justice system being created instead of having people take matters into their own hands. Throughout the plays, Aeschylus portrays women characters as evil and powerful and male characters as weak, which eventually causes their death.