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When Aegisthus lifts the veil to discover his dead wife, Orestes reveals himself, and the play ends as Aegisthus is escorted off to be killed at the hearth, the same location Agamemnon was slain. The two met when Orestes and Pylades were brought to Iphigeneia to be prepared for sacrifice to Artemis.

They escort Aegisthus off set to be killed at the hearth, the same location Agamemnon was slain. Iphigenia in Aulis and Iphigenia in Tauris by Euripides. For other uses, see Electra disambiguation. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Antigone; Oedipus the King; Electra. He lifts the veil to discover who it really is, and Orestes then reveals himself.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. 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. When Orestes was 20, the Oracle of Delphi ordered him to return home and avenge his father’s death.

Richard; Wilson, Dw Clytemnestra had held a grudge against her husband for agreeing to sacrifice their eldest daughter, Iphigeniato Artemis so he could send his ships to fight in the Trojan war. In The Reader’s Encyclopedia of World DramaJohn Gassner and Edward Quinn argued that its “simple device of delaying the recognition between brother and sister produces a series of brilliant scenes which display Elcetra heroic resolution under constant attack.

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He gives her the urn and she delivers a moving lament over it, unaware that her brother is in fact standing alive next to her. Electra and Orestes by Alfred Church.


Eight years later, Electra was brought from Athens with her brother, Orestes. Oresteia BC, Aeschylus Electra c. Post noted that the play was “unique among Greek tragedies for its emphasis on action.

Electra – Wikipedia

Electra or Elektra Ancient Greek: As Aegisthus returns home, they quickly put her corpse under a sheet and present it to him as the body of Orestes. 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. With Electra now involved in their plan, Orestes and Pylades enter the house and slay his mother, Clytemnestrawhile Electra keeps watch for Aegisthus.

Articles containing Ancient Greek-language text CS1 maint: Clytemnestra believes the murder was justified, since Agamemnon had sacrificed their daughter Iphigenia before the war, as commanded by the gods.

The Chorus of the play, comprised in this case of electda virgins of the Mycenae palace, is traditionally reserved and conservative, although this Chorus abandons its conventional stance to whole-heartedly support both Electra and the play’s final act of vengeance. This article is about the well-known mythological character Electra.

She argues bitterly with her sister Chrysothemis over her accommodation se her father’s killers, and with her mother, whom she had never forgiven for the murder. The play ends here, before the death of Aegisthus is announced. Oresteia BC, Aeschylus Electra c. This page was last edited on 10 Novemberat Her sisters were Iphigeneia and Chrysothemisand her brother was Orestes.

This page was last edited on 9 Flectraat This article is about the play by Sophocles. Electra was not hounded by the Erinyes. His wife, Clytemnestrawho had borne a grudge against Agamemnon for many years since he had sacrificed their daughter Iphigenia at the start of the Trojan War in order to placate the gods, and who had in the meantime taken Agamemnon ‘s ambitious cousin Aegisthus as a lover, killed both Agamemnon and Cassandra.

She is overjoyed that he eelectra alive, but in their excitement they nearly reveal his identity, and the tutor comes out from the elwctra to urge them on.

Electra (Sofocle)

The Erinyes or Furies, whose duty it is to punish any violation of the ties of family piety, fulfill this curse with their torment. Many scholars are divided over whether Electra ‘s victory over her mother represents the triumph of justice or the downfall even madness of Electra. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. When Electra is told of the death of Orestes her grief is doubled, but is to be short-lived.


They hide her corpse under a sheet and present it to Aegisthus when he returns home, claiming it to be the body of Orestes. They pursue Orestes, urging him to end his life. Electra as a person is very emotional and stubbornly devoted to the principles of justice, reverence and honour even if sometimes her grasp on these principles seems questionable. Electradaughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, rescued her younger brother Orestes from her mother by sending him to Strophius of Phocis.

Now realizing the truth, Orestes reveals his skfocle to his emotional sister. The play begins years later when Orestes has returned as a grown man with a plot for revenge, as well as to claim the throne. 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.

Translated by Kitto, H. It is based on sofocpe story of Electra and her brother Orestesand 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. The Furies, appeased by the reunion of the family, electda their persecution. Back to Top of Page. When Orestes arrives at the palace, carrying the urn supposedly containing his own ashes, he does not recognize Electra at first, nor she him.

Iphigenia in Tauris In Iphigeneia in TaurisEuripides tells the tale somewhat differently. Agamemnon father Clytemnestra mother Aegisthus stepfather Orestes brother Iphigenia sister Chrysothemis sister.