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[Sep 26th, 4:53pm]
Jill Sheehy
9/22/2006
Writing Composition 101

Iphigenia in Aulis
In this scene, Agamemnon, the commander-in-chief of the Greek armies, is pacing in front of his tent just before the crack of dawn. He beckons for his servant to come out. They exchange dialogue, and he does this is an impatient and slightly rude fashion, telling him to hurry. Once the servant is outside of the tent, Agamemnon questions him about the bodies visible in the sky, and the old man elaborates his knowledge of astrology, “That’s Sirius, next to the seven Pleiades. It’s still the hour when it rides right in the middle of heaven.” Agamemnon proceeds to explain how not even the calmness of the sky or “the silence of the winds” would hold the river. Sensing unease, the servant then asks him why he’s been rushing around amongst the calmness of Aulis. Without answering the question, Agamemnon informs his servant how he envies him, and those who live their lives without peril. The old man comforts him by saying that it is wonderful to have glory in one’s life. Agamemnon retorts by saying that glory itself is perilous, “and will trip them as they walk”. Furthering his rant about the menace of glory and honor, he speaks,

High honors are sweet to a mans heart, but ever they stand so close to the brink of grief. Many things can bring a calamity. At one time, it is an enterprise of the gods which, failing, overturns a man’s life. At another, the wills of men, many and malignant, ruin life utterly.

This quote gave light to the present trouble of the situation. The servant proceeded to comforting him by saying that regardless of rank, a man is still a man. He says that no matter what rank or authority one has, life will still be full of peril and hardships.
Agamemnon then decides to enlighten the old man as to the reason why he has been so uneasy. He explains that there were three daughters born to Leda, who was the daughter of Thestius. One of whom was his wife, Clytemnestra. Her sister, Helen, was flooded by suitors from all over Greece. All were young and foremost in fortune. He explained that because there were so many, Helen’s father was worried that when she in fact did choose a suitor, a war would break out between the one’s who were not chosen. Therefore he decided to make them swear an oath to protect the marriage of Helen and whomever she chose for her own. They were to defend the marriage through thick and thin. Helen chose a man by the name of Menelaus, and he loved her dearly. However, while Menelaus was out of the country, Paris came from Phrygia and he and Helen fell in love with each other. He then proceeded to take her away with him. When Menelaus came back, he was infuriated. He then proceeded to invoke the oath taken by all of the unsuccessful suitors, and pleaded them to help avenge the situation.
Agamemnon then enlightened the servant to the fact that he was indeed Menelaus’ brother, and therefore he was chosen to be the commander in chief of the armies. However, the armies in Aulis were delayed by the calm of the sea. It was then that the prophet Calchas spoke to them and stated that in order for the weather conditions to aid the armies and ensure a defeat against Troy, Agamemnon must have his daughter sacrificed. At first he had decided that it was not in his mental power to commit such a horror, but Menelaus was breathing down his throat about it. So then Agamemnon sent a letter to his wife, requesting that his daughter be sent to marry Achilles, although this was a complete falsehood. Agamemnon explains to the old man that he wishes to undo this horrible thing he’s done, so he sends his away with a letter stating that they are not to be married anymore, ultimately saving the life of his beloved daughter.
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[Sep 26th, 4:47pm]
Jill Sheehy
9/22/2006
Writing Composition 101

Iphigenia in Aulis
Agamemnon, the commander-in-chief of the Greek armies, is pacing in front of his tent just before the crack of dawn. He beckons for his servant to come out. He does this is an impatient and slightly rude fashion, telling him to hurry. Once the servant is outside of the tent, Agamemnon questions him about the bodies visible in the sky, and the old man elaborates his knowledge of astrology, “That’s Sirius, next to the seven Pleiades. It’s still the hour when it rides right in the middle of heaven.” Agamemnon proceeds to explain how not even the calmness of the sky or “the silence of the winds” would hold the river. Sensing unease, the servant then asks him why he’s been rushing around amongst the calmness of Aulis. Without answering the question, Agamemnon informs his servant how he envies him, and those who live their lives without peril. The old man comforts him by saying that it is wonderful to have glory in one’s life. Agamemnon retorts by saying that glory itself is perilous, “and will trip them as they walk”. Furthering his rant about the menace of glory and honor, he speaks,

High honors are sweet to a mans heart, but ever they stand so close to the brink of grief. Many things can bring a calamity. At one time, it is an enterprise of the gods which, failing, overturns a man’s life. At another, the wills of men, many and malignant, ruin life utterly.

This quote gave light to the present trouble of the situation. The servant proceeded to comforting him by saying that regardless of rank, a man is still a man. He says that no matter what rank or authority one has, life will still be full of peril and hardships.
Agamemnon then decides to enlighten the old man as to the reason why he has been so uneasy. He explains that there were three daughters born to Leda, who was the daughter of Thestius. One of whom was his wife, Clytemnestra. Her sister, Helen, was flooded by suitors from all over Greece. All were young and foremost in fortune. He explained that because there were so many, Helen’s father was worried that when she in fact did choose a suitor, a war would break out between the one’s who were not chosen. Therefore he decided to make them swear an oath to protect the marriage of Helen and whomever she chose for her own. They were to defend the marriage through thick and thin. Helen chose a man by the name of Menelaus, and he loved her dearly. However, while Menelaus was out of the country, Paris came from Phrygia and he and Helen fell in love with each other. He then proceeded to take her away with him. When Menelaus came back, he was infuriated. He then proceeded to invoke the oath taken by all of the unsuccessful suitors, and pleaded them to help avenge the situation.
Agamemnon then enlightened the servant to the fact that he was indeed Menelaus’ brother, and therefore he was chosen to be the commander in chief of the armies. However, the armies in Aulis were delayed by the calm of the sea. It was then that the prophet Calchas spoke to them and stated that in order for the weather conditions to aid the armies and ensure a defeat against Troy, Agamemnon must have his daughter sacrificed. At first he had decided that it was not in his mental power to commit such a horror, but Menelaus was breathing down his throat about it. So then Agamemnon sent a letter to his wife, requesting that his daughter be sent to marry Achilles, although this was a complete falsehood. Agamemnon explains to the old man that he wishes to undo this horrible thing he’s done, so he sends his away with a letter stating that they are not to be married anymore, ultimately saving the life of his beloved daughter.
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[Apr 18th, 7:14pm]
Go to Wikipedia and enter your birthday, sans year. Copy 4 Major Events, 4 Births and 1 Death into your journal, including the year.


September 13th

Major Events

1922 - The temperature (in the shade) at Al 'Aziziyah, Libya reaches a world record 136.4 °F (58 °C).
1899 - Henry Bliss is the first person in the United States to be killed in an automobile accident.
1989 - Largest anti-Apartheid march in South Africa, led by Desmond Tutu.
1939 - Canada enters World War II.

Births

1980 - Ben Savage, American actor
1977 - Fiona Apple, American singer
1952 - Randy Jones, American musician


Deaths

1996 - Tupac Shakur, American rapper and actor (b. 1971)
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[Mar 15th, 3:34pm]

Jillian

~ will teach you to ~

Riverdance


'What will your business card say?' at QuizGalaxy.com
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[Mar 12th, 11:10pm]
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[Mar 1st, 3:53pm]
I am absolutly infatuated with We Are The Fury.
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[Feb 26th, 9:07pm]

Jillian Jensen Sheehy's Aliases



Your movie star name: Hot Pocket John

Your fashion designer name is Jillian Madrid

Your socialite name is Jetson New York

Your fly girl / guy name is J She

Your detective name is Lemur Pascack Valley

Your barfly name is Meatball Cosmopolitan

Your soap opera name is Jensen Prospect

Your rock star name is Heath Bar Bullet

Your star wars name is Jilsch Shebla

Your punk rock band name is The Cheerful Tin Foil


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[Feb 18th, 12:15am]
http://kevan.org/johari?name=Jilly+Beeeeen






JUST FUCKING DO IT.
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[Feb 15th, 6:49pm]
WOAH im updating in school
this r00lz.
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[Dec 11th, 2:33pm]
[ mood | complacent ]

I love this survey. stolen from dsayCollapse )

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[Nov 28th, 10:11pm]

WOAH WOAH WOAH.

 


Panic! at the disco, the Academy is..., and Hellogoodbye
Irving Plaza, NYC
February 8th, 2006
8:00pm, doors open 7:30
$16.50

 

 

 

uhhhh fuck yeah?

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maybe, baby you could keep me up in bed.. [Nov 19th, 12:59am]
and then youd bring me home
and we go to sleep
but this time not alone.
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[Nov 8th, 1:48pm]
If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, even if we don't speak often, please post a comment with a memory of you and me. It can be anything you want, good or bad. When you're finished, post this little paragraph on your blog and be surprised -- or mortified -- about what people remember about you.
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[Nov 6th, 2:54am]
I have the best boyfriend in the world♥
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[Nov 3rd, 1:52pm]
SCREAM OUT MY NAME.
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[Nov 1st, 1:40pm]
oh yeah, and I had the best Halloween ever.

I miss Nick :-(

I WANT THIS DAY TO BE OVER.
AND I WANT MY CELL PHONE.
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[Nov 1st, 1:27pm]
anyone wanna go see Saw 2 tomorrow?

and Jarhead on friday?



cause Im 100% going.
even if I have to go by myself!
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[Oct 28th, 1:15am]
boyfrienddddddd♥
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[Oct 21st, 11:51pm]
Stay tonight right here.
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[Oct 17th, 1:19pm]
oh dear.
he makes me smile a lot.
like, a lot a lot.
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