Death and his companions
Pain and Suffering
In Cassandra by Christa Wolf the readers get more of a look not only at how Cassandra was before the happenings of The Oresteia, but also the other side of the war. Christa Wolf shows the audience how brutal and horrific war is. The pain and suffering of Cassandra and others that she interacts with are brought into a light that had not been shown before.
When Christa Wolf write this novel, she is recounting her own grief in a war-torn era and uses Cassandra's story as an outlet for her own life. This idea cannot be argued with because as is seen in an essay she released with her novel titled, Travel Report, About the Accidental Surfacing and Gradual Fabrication of a Literacy Personage, she feels "possessed" by Cassandra as her story feels all too familiar to her.