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This article is about the play by Sophocles. Wikisource has original text related to this article: Electra’s parents were King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra.
The Songs of the Kings. 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.
Chrysothemis is less emotional and more detached than Electraand clings to the principle of expediency in the hopes of maximizing her own comfort and profit. He does not recognize Electra, nor she him. 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.
In psychologythe Electra complex is named after her. The Furies, appeased by the reunion of the family, abated their persecution.
Orestes arrives with his friend Pyladesson of Strophius, and a pedagogue, i. Post noted that the play was “unique among Greek tragedies for its emphasis on action. Iphigenia in Tauris The Erinyes or Furies, whose duty it is to punish any violation of the ties of family piety, fulfill this curse with their torment.
Electra (Sofocle) – Wikipedia
The two met when Orestes and Pylades were brought to Iphigeneia to be prepared for sacrifice to Artemis. Roman writer Cicero considered Electra to be a masterpiece,  and the work is also viewed favorably among modern critics and scholars.
Agamemnon father Clytemnestra mother Aegisthus stepfather Orestes brother Iphigenia sister Chrysothemis sister. They escort Aegisthus off set to be killed at the hearth, the same location Agamemnon was slain.
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. They hide her corpse under a sheet and present it to Aegisthus when he returns home, claiming it to be electrra body of Orestes. For other uses, see Electra disambiguation.
Mycenae, before the palace of the Pelopidae. Retrieved from ” https: Its date is not known, but various stylistic similarities with the Philoctetes BC and the Oedipus at Colonus BC lead scholars to suppose that it was written towards the end of Sophocles’ career.
Agamemnon father Clytemnestra mother Aegisthus stepfather Orestes brother Iphigenia sister Chrysothemis sister. For other uses, see Electra disambiguation.
It is based on the 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.
With Electra now involved in their plan, Orestes and Pylades enter the house and slay his mother, Clytemnestrawhile Electra keeps watch for Aegisthus. Many scholars are divided over whether Electra ‘s victory over her slfocle represents the triumph of justice or the downfall even madness of Electra.
The play ends here, before the death of Aegisthus is announced.
Meanwhile, Electra continues to mourn the death of her father Agamemnon, holding her mother Clytemnestra responsible for his murder.