A Synopsis of Scott's Story (**):
In ‘Further Along the Road Less Traveled,’ Dr. Peck talks about the story of Orestes. Orestes had murdered his mother Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus in revenge for their murder of his father Agamemnon. This was how he chose to settle his internal conflict between the horror of murdering his own mother and the compulsion to avenge the murder his father. He had to chose one or the other course of action.**: From Pop Occulture Blog
In revenge he’s pursued by horrible hags known as the Erinyes, or Furies, and eventually put on trial, in Peck’s story, by the Gods. He is defended by Apollo. The Gods are getting ready to absolve him of all responsibility, but he refuses their offer, choosing instead to take full responsibility for his actions. With this gesture the Erinyes are all at once beings of light, joy, and creation — the Eumenides — and they bless him with life and good judgment.