cover
cover

Oreste di Alfieri e la redenzione impossibile

Matteo Palumbo    Professore in quiescenza dell’Università di Napoli Federico II    

VIEW PDF DOWNLOAD PDF

abstract

Vittorio Alfieri often uses ancient myths in his theatre. Amongst his most important subjects, the killing of Agamemnon and the revenge carried out by Electra and Orestes occupy a very important role. The topic was well known. Therefore, Alfieri’s originality does not consist in the use of the myth itself, but in its unprecedented treatment. The revenge carried out by Orestes becomes the way to reveal the fate that governs the actions of the author’s heroes. Agamemnon’s son has no choice. He is obsessed with the mission he must accomplish, and which gives him no respite. The blood that has been shed forces him to kill again. He suffers because of the destiny he has been doomed to and the impossibility to be free.

Published
July 7, 2023
Accepted
Oct. 23, 2022
Submitted
Oct. 20, 2022
Language
IT
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-736-4
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-709-8

Keywords: MythAlfieriOrestesTragedyBlood

Copyright: © 2023 Matteo Palumbo. This is an open-access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction is permitted, provided that the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. The license allows for commercial use. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.