History Theatre / TheLibationBearers

1st Jun '16 3:58:42 AM Morgenthaler
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Second part of the {{tragedy}} trilogy ''Theatre/TheOresteia'' by {{Aeschylus}}.

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Second part of the {{tragedy}} trilogy ''Theatre/TheOresteia'' by {{Aeschylus}}.
Creator/{{Aeschylus}}.
8th Aug '15 8:31:32 AM Silverblade2
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* Myth/ClassicalMythology

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* RoyallyScrewedUp

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* {{Tragedy}}
* TrueCompanions: Pylades for Orestes.

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* YouKilledMyFather

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4th May '15 11:55:36 AM nombretomado
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* ClassicalMythology

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14th Mar '13 6:32:08 AM Telcontar
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* BystanderSyndrome: The chorusí reaction of Aegisthusí murder.



* SomebodyElsesProblem: The chorusí reaction of Aegisthusí murder.
14th Sep '12 11:51:44 PM Tomatina
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Sadly for Orestes, the cycle of violence doesnít end there. Anyone in ancient Greece who slays a family member becomes the property of the vengeful Eumenides ("Kindly Ones,") aka the Furies, whom even the gods cannot control.

Apollo, god of prophecy, pledges to protect Orestes and tells him to go to the temple of Athena and invoke her aid. Athena acts as Orestes' attorney of sorts, and successfully argues that he is not the rightful prey of the Furies, because killing his mother doesn't count as kinslaying.

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Sadly for Orestes, the cycle of violence doesnít end there. Anyone in ancient Greece who slays a family member has broken a serious moral law, and becomes the property rightful prey of the vengeful Erinyes or Eumenides ("Kindly Ones,") aka the Furies, incarnations of vengeance whom even the gods cannot control.

Apollo, god of prophecy, pledges to protect Orestes and tells him to go to the temple of Athena and invoke her aid. Athena acts as Orestes' attorney of sorts, and successfully argues that he is not the rightful prey of the Furies, because killing his mother doesn't count as kinslaying.
control. The story continues in ''Theatre/{{Eumenides}}''...
14th Sep '12 11:47:53 PM Tomatina
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Sadly for Orestes, the cycle of violence doesnít end there. The murder of his mother plagues him with guilt and soon starts seeing the Erinyes (anthropomorphic versions of vengueance) surrounding him, prompting him to flee in pain.

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Sadly for Orestes, the cycle of violence doesnít end there. The murder Anyone in ancient Greece who slays a family member becomes the property of the vengeful Eumenides ("Kindly Ones,") aka the Furies, whom even the gods cannot control.

Apollo, god of prophecy, pledges to protect Orestes and tells him to go to the temple of Athena and invoke her aid. Athena acts as Orestes' attorney of sorts, and successfully argues that he is not the rightful prey of the Furies, because killing
his mother plagues him with guilt and soon starts seeing the Erinyes (anthropomorphic versions of vengueance) surrounding him, prompting him to flee in pain.doesn't count as kinslaying.
13th Jan '12 11:46:48 AM LordGro
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Second part of the {{tragedy}} trilogy TheOresteia, written by {{Aeschylus}}.

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Second part of the {{tragedy}} trilogy TheOresteia, written ''Theatre/TheOresteia'' by {{Aeschylus}}.
13th Jan '12 11:32:24 AM LordGro
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Some time after [[{{Agamemnon}} Agamemnonís murder]], his son Orestes and a friend, Pylades, arrive to his grave after a long exile. Soon, they both hide as Orestesí sister, Electra, arrives at the tomb with some slaves [[TitleDrop carrying libations]]. She sees two locks of hair in the tomb, having been left there by Orestes earlier, prompting him to come out of his hiding place and convince his sister of his identity.

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Some time after [[{{Agamemnon}} [[Theatre/{{Agamemnon}} Agamemnonís murder]], his son Orestes and a friend, Pylades, arrive to his grave after a long exile. Soon, they both hide as Orestesí sister, Electra, arrives at the tomb with some slaves [[TitleDrop carrying libations]]. She sees two locks of hair in the tomb, having been left there by Orestes earlier, prompting him to come out of his hiding place and convince his sister of his identity.
13th Jan '12 11:21:42 AM LordGro
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Second part of the {{tragedy}} trilogy TheOresteia, written by {{Aeschylus}}.

Some time after [[{{Agamemnon}} Agamemnonís murder]], his son Orestes and a friend, Pylades, arrive to his grave after a long exile. Soon, they both hide as Orestesí sister, Electra, arrives at the tomb with some slaves [[TitleDrop carrying libations]]. She sees two locks of hair in the tomb, having been left there by Orestes earlier, prompting him to come out of his hiding place and convince his sister of his identity.

She tells him of Aegisthus and Clytemnestraís plot to murder Agamemnon and, after a long rant that involves summoning the spirit of their father to help them, Orestes decides to avenge his father by murdering both his mother and her lover.

Orestes and Pylades pretend to be wandering travelers and knock on the door, calling Aegisthus with news of Orestesí death. Clytemnestra, delighted, goes inside to call Aegisthus, only for him to die when he meets Orestes in private. When she finds out, he threatens to kill her too, in spite of her pleading and remembering him of the fact she raised him. Orestes has troubles deciding if he has to murder her too to avenge her or not, but eventually decides the cause is just and does it. Then she wraps both corpses on Agamemnonís cloak.

Sadly for Orestes, the cycle of violence doesnít end there. The murder of his mother plagues him with guilt and soon starts seeing the Erinyes (anthropomorphic versions of vengueance) surrounding him, prompting him to flee in pain.
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!!''The Libation Bearers'' provides examples of:

* ClassicalMythology
* CycleOfRevenge: Picks it up from the previous play and leaves it open for conclusion.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Clytemnestra dream of giving birth to a snake and giving it breast while it also sucks her blood. She understands it soon before her death.
* DownerEnding: Orestes kills both Aegisthus and Clytemnestra, but not only the CycleOfRevenge doesnít end there, but he also is tormented by Erinyes.
* EvilMatriarch: Clytemnestra.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The characters keep mentioning the Erinyes throughout the play, and they finally appear after Orestes has consummated both murders. Also, another that goes back to the previous tragedy, when [[TheCassandra Cassandra]] warns that Orestes will kill Aegisthus.
* GreekChorus: Slave women.
* HeroicBSOD: Orestes suffers this after his motherís death.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Orestes convinces himself that he must kill his mother to avenge his father.
* LibationForTheDead: It's actually on the title.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: What he feels afterwards.
* {{Patricide}}: This is, actually, one of the few examples of matricide on fiction.
* RoyallyScrewedUp
* SacredHospitality: Orestes and Pylades use this as an excuse to be received when they disguise as travelers.
* SomebodyElsesProblem: The chorusí reaction of Aegisthusí murder.
* {{Tragedy}}
* TrueCompanions: Pylades for Orestes.
* WingedHumanoid: The Erinyes.
* YouKilledMyFather
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