For this essay assignment, you are required to consider carefully the stories of Agamemnon and Oedipus as they develop in the assigned translations of Agamemnon and Oedipus the King. What does each text communicate about what it means to be human? In the world that is depicted in these plays, are human beings free? Do they have the power to determine, choose, decide, or to create their own lives and future? Or are human beings determined by what they do not (or cannot) control? What does each play as a whole (as distinguished from any particular character) communicate about the nature of human life in the plays we are reading? Your essay should be text-centered and should demonstrate learning from lectures and tutorial discussions.