How does the view of ethical cause and effect in history in Works and Days compare with the furies’ view in The Eumenides

The ethics in Agamemnon’s Works and Days, is many about, if the vengeance of the Greek gods could prevail. It is all very confusing, because it is about one person’s vengeance, and then about the vengeance of the person who is being avenged, and the person being avenged did something not good and puts the blame on like a dead person and says that if the avenged person did not do something that the blamed person told that avenged person to do, the blamed person will do something to avenge the avenged person. So no matter what the avenged person did, that person will somehow will still get avenged. That was with the mortals.

 

The Greek gods and goddesses were even worse, because the same thing will happen except the way that they solve the problem was to fight each other by destroying each other’s temples and cities using mortals to do their (the gods and goddesses) fighting. Here is where it gets confusing. The Greeks turned the reasons why they had wars with each other, to the madness or problems of their gods and goddesses. It goes something like this. All families in Greece worshiped the god or goddess of their choice, in all cities. Then when they have a war with each other, and they start praying or whatever to the god or goddess of their choice for strength or help. Then they took the true reasons why they had a war with each other, and turned it into an amazing story of some the gods or goddesses madness, which gave them a reason why they had wars but still knew the true reason why they had those wars. So the Greeks not only knew the true reason why they had the wars they had, but they took it that it was caused by one of gods or goddesses having a fight and they also took it as that the winning side of the wars was decided by their gods and goddess.

 

The ethics in ‘the Eumenides’ is that after death, someone might take vengeance on the person who killed us. The Greeks believed that ‘furies’ did that for them. First, what is a ‘Fury’? A fury to the Greeks is a fallen goddess that dwells in a place called ‘Tartarus’. Tartarus is the Greek version of hell. It was believed that if and when someone gets killed by someone else, or something like that, a fury will come and take vengeance for the dead person’s death. Someone might died, because they asked someone to do it or their fury will come and take vengeance on the person asked, for them when they are dead.

 

So what is the view of ethical cause and effect in history in Works and Days compare with the furies’ view in The Eumenides? The view of ethical cause and effect in ‘Works and Days’, is the Greek gods and goddesses taking vengeance on each other, because the Greeks having wars with each other. The view of ethical cause and effect in ‘The Eumenides’, was cause by the greeks but the vengeance done was done by the ‘furies’ on behalf of the dead. So the view of ethical cause and effect in both of the topics, is that one day the person who killed us might get revenged for doing what they did to us.

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