| Quote #1
This self-imposed isolation is one of the symptoms of the shame and remorse that plague Argos.
| Quote #2
Good question – and the answer may change throughout the course of the play. From one perspective, the flies are sent by the gods to make a point. From another, they are self-imposed – a physical manifestation of the guilt shared by the townspeople of Argos.
| Quote #3
[Hideous shrieks come from the palace.]
The backdrop of the Ceremony of the Dead serves to provide the mood for The Flies. These shrieks coming from the backdrop are the perfect support for this atmosphere of dread and fear.