|Electra (c.-410) [Play]|
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(From the publisher):
recounts the murder of Clytemnestra and Aegisthus by Clytemnestra's son Orestes, to avenge the murder of their father Agamemnon, commander of the Greeks at Troy, upon his return home. Sophocles' version is presented from the viewpoint of Electra, Orestes' sister, who laments her father, bears witness to her mother's crime, and for years endures her mother's scorn. When Orestes arrives at last, her mood shifts from grief to joy as Orestes carries out the bloody vengeance. Despite her overwhelming passion for just revenge, Electra admits that her own actions are shameful.
Sophocles presents the story as a savage though necessary act of vengeance, vividly depicting Electra's grief, anger, and exulatation.
Original title: Ηλεκτρα [Elektra]
Genre: Drama and Plays→ Ancient→ Greek→ Tragedy
This work is a subwork of the following works :
Electra and Other Plays (1953) [Collection]
Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra (1962) [Collection]
Four Tragedies (2007) [Collection]
Oresteia, an (2009) [Anthology]