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He lifts the veil to discover who it really is, and Orestes then reveals himself.

Women in Greek mythology Matricides. Many scholars are divided over whether Electra ‘s victory over her mother represents the triumph of justice or the downfall even madness e,ectra Electra.

Retrieved from ” https: For other uses, see Electra disambiguation. Oresteia BC, Aeschylus Electra c. Orestes and Pylades enter the house and slay Clytemnestra.

Electra – Sophocles – Ancient Greece – Classical Literature

Her sisters were Iphigeneia and Chrysothemisand her brother was Orestes. His wife, Clytemnestrawho had borne a grudge against Elecgra 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.

In the IliadSofoclr is understood to sofoc,e referring to Electra in mentioning “Laodice” as a daughter of Agamemnon. They hide her corpse under a sheet and present it to Aegisthus when he returns home, claiming it to be the body of Orestes. Electra’s parents were King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra. They pursue Orestes, aofocle him to end his life. 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.


For other uses, see Electra disambiguation. Electra or Elektra Ancient Greek: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. When Orestes was 20, the Oracle of Delphi ordered him to return home and avenge his father’s death.

Electra (Sofocle)

The Furies, appeased by the reunion of the family, abated their persecution. Meanwhile, Electra continues to mourn the death of her father Agamemnon, holding her mother Clytemnestra responsible for his murder. This page was last edited on 10 Novemberat The Reader’s Encyclopedia of World Drama. Their plan is to have the tutor announce that Orestes has died in a chariot race, and that two men really Orestes and Pylades are arriving shortly to deliver an urn with his remains.

According to AeschylusOrestes saw Electra’s face before the tomb of Agamemnon, where both had gone to perform rites to the dead; a recognition took place, and they arranged how Orestes should accomplish his revenge.

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 and the play’s final act of vengeance.


This article is about the well-known mythological character Electra. Orestes Electra Chrysothemis old man Clytemnestra Aegisthus. They escort Aegisthus off set to be killed at the hearth, the same location Agamemnon was slain. 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.

Dee Read Edit View history. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. Iphigenia in Tauris In psychologythe Electra complex is named after her.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. She is overjoyed that he is alive, but in sogocle excitement they nearly reveal his identity, and the tutor comes out from the palace to urge them on. As Aegisthus returns home, they quickly put her corpse under a sheet and present it to him as the body of Orestes.