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Views Read Edit View history. When Orestes was 20, the Oracle of Delphi ordered him to return home and avenge his father’s death. Before her death, Clytemnestra cursed Orestes. She is overjoyed that he is alive, but in their excitement they nearly reveal his identity, and the tutor comes out from the sofoc,e to urge them on.

The Reader’s Encyclopedia of World Drama. Sofoclw only hope is that one day her brother Orestes will return to avenge Agamemnon.

Upon their arrival, Agamemnon and Cassandra were murdered, by either Clytemnestra herself, her lover Aegisthus or both. This article is about the play by Sophocles. Electra’s parents were King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra. eleftra

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Richard; Wilson, Peter Electra or Elektra Ancient Greek: Antigone; Oedipus the King; Electra. Articles containing Ancient Greek-language text CS1 maint: Set in the city of Argos a few years after the Trojan Warit recounts the tale of Electra and the vengeance that she and her brother Orestes take on their mother Clytemnestra and step father Aegisthus for the murder of their father, Agamemnon.

Orestes and Pylades enter the house and slay Clytemnestra. The Bacchae Alcmaeon in Corinth. She argues bitterly with her sister Chrysothemis over her accommodation electrq her father’s killers, and with her mother, whom elecctra had never forgiven for the murder.


Iphigeneia, Orestes, and Pylades escaped from Tauris. In the IliadHomer is sovocle to be referring to Electra in mentioning “Laodice” as a daughter of Agamemnon. Electradaughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, flectra her younger brother Orestes from her mother by sending him spfocle Strophius of Phocis. Retrieved from ” https: Johns Hopkins University Press. Many scholars are divided over whether Electra ‘s victory over her mother represents the triumph of justice or the downfall even madness of Electra.

Electra as a person is very emotional and stubbornly devoted to the principles of justice, reverence and honour even if sometimes her grasp on soocle principles seems questionable. When he came back, he brought with him his war prize, the Trojan princess Cassandrawho had already borne sifocle twin sons. They hide her corpse under a sheet and present it to Aegisthus when he returns home, claiming it to be the body of Orestes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Iphigenia in Tauris Back to Top of Page. Women in Greek mythology Matricides. He lifts the veil to discover who it really is, and Orestes then reveals himself. The Songs of the Kings. Where Aeschylus told the story with an eye to the ethical issues associated, Sophocles like Euripides addresses the problem of character, and asks what kind of woman would want so keenly to kill her mother. For other uses, see Electra disambiguation.

Agamemnon father Clytemnestra mother Aegisthus stepfather Orestes brother Electra sister Chrysothemis sister. When the messenger the old man of Phocis arrives with news of the death of Orestestherefore, Electra is devastated, although Clytemnestra is relieved to hear it.

Orestes Electra Chrysothemis old man Clytemnestra Aegisthus.

Electra (Sofocle)

Agamemnon father Clytemnestra mother Aegisthus stepfather Orestes brother Iphigenia sister Chrysothemis sister. The Chorus of the play, comprised in this case of the virgins of the Mycenae palace, is traditionally reserved and conservative, although this Chorus abandons its conventional stance to whole-heartedly support both Electra sofoce the play’s final act of vengeance.


In psychologythe Electra complex is named after her. Clytemnestra believes the murder was justified, since Agamemnon had sacrificed their daughter Iphigenia before the war, as commanded by the gods. Electra and Orestes by Alfred Church. When King Agamemnon returns from the Trojan War with his new concubine, Cassandrahis wife Clytemnestra who has taken Agamemnon’s cousin Aegisthus as a lover kills them.

After a choral ode Orestes arrives, carrying the urn supposedly containing his ashes. Electra was not hounded by the Erinyes. Her sisters were Iphigeneia and Chrysothemisand her brother eoectra Orestes.

Electra (Sophocles play) – Wikipedia

Its date is not known, but various stylistic similarities with the Philoctetes BC and the Oedipus at Colonus BC lead scholars sofoclf suppose that it was written towards the end of Sophocles’ career.

In Iphigeneia in TaurisEuripides tells the tale somewhat differently. Meanwhile, Electra continues to mourn the death of her father Agamemnon, holding her mother Clytemnestra responsible for his murder.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. When Electra is told of the death of Orestes her grief is doubled, but is to be short-lived. Agamemnon father Clytemnestra mother Aegisthus stepfather Orestes brother Iphigenia sister Chrysothemis sister. It is based on the story electrq Electra and her brother Orestes sofolce, and the vengeance they take on their mother Clytemnestra and step-father Aegisthus for the murder of their father Agamemnon in the aftermath of the Trojan War.

Eight years later, Electra was brought from Athens with her brother, Orestes.