zaterdag 3 april 2010

nathan bauman over euripides' orestes

Orestes himself is presented as rather psychologically unstable. The Furies which pursue him on a factual (though mythological) level in Aeschylus are reduced to phantoms of his half-repentant, delirious imagination, and in some respects I see in him a precursor of Dostoyevsky’s Raskolnikoff from Crime and Punishment.