Fates and Furies
By: Gracie Alexander and Andrew Carpenter
The story of Orestes
The story of Orestes was brought to attention by famous playwright, Aeschylus. Orestes did a terrible thing and killed his mother Clytemnestra (Karen). The furies did their duty and began to follow Orestes because of the wicked crime he had committed. At one point the furies attack Orestes to complete their task. Some say he was driven mad by the haunting, but his case was taken to trial by Athena. The furies did their job and spoke against him (Orestes).