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Electra

Electra

by Sophocles

Antagonist

Character Role Analysis

Clytemnestra and Aegisthus

Because they're the dirty ones who killed Agamemnon. The whole plot is based on the original crime these two committed, and is resolved only once the royal couple is brought to justice. That they threaten the safety and well-being of the protagonist is also important in their roles as antagonists.


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