The Oresteia

How and why do the gods remains strangely silent?

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Possibly the most important theme in the play, justice is left as one huge question mark when the curtain falls on Agamemnon. Clytaemestra makes a case for her own innocence, but is highly doubtful that the gods have sanction the joy she took in killing her husband. The Zeus calls out to Zeus many times to no avail. What they want to know is, was the murder of their king divinely caused or an act of base vengeance.