“I WAS CUT OFF FROM HOPE IN THAT SAD PLACE, WHICH YET TO NAME MY SPIRIT LOATHES AND FEARS; MY FATHER HELD HIS HAND UPON HIS FACE; I, BLINDED BY MY TEARS, STILL STROVE TO SPEAK; MY VOICE WAS THICK WITH SIGHS, AS IN A DREAM. DIMLY I COULD DECRY THE STERN BLACK-BEARDED KINGS, WITH WOLFISH EYES, WAITING TO SEE ME DIE. THE TALL MASTS QUIVERED AS THEY LAY AFLOAT, THE TEMPLES AND THE PEOPLE AND THE SHORE; ONE DREW A SHARP KNIFE THROUGH MY TENDER THROAT SLOWLY, AND—NOTHING MORE.” -ALFRED LORD TENNYSON
During the Paris Bombings, a father sacrificed his daughter as well as his own self to help the lives of others in a local grocery store. The myth of Iphigenia is also about a father that sacrifices his daughter for the benefit of others. In other ways besides physical sacrifice, Agamemnon sacrificed himself as well. It would take so much pain and sorrow to have to sacrifice your own daughter. It is very important that sacrifice is seen in all aspects and all time periods. The connection between the myth and the modern day allusion show that sacrifice is necessary in order to accomplish things.