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Electra

Electra

by Sophocles
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Electra Betrayal Quotes

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Quote #1

CLYTEMNESTRA O heavens! what shall I say? That this is well? Or terrible, but gainful? Hard my lot, To save my life through my calamity! (766-8)


Clytemnestra feels as though this news has come as an answer to her prayers. Although, she does feel guilty for having "caused" her sons death.

Quote #2

ELECTRA Then seest thou not What meed of honour, if thou dost my will, Thou shalt apportion to thyself and me? For who, beholding us, what citizen, What foreigner, will not extend the hand Of admiration (973-7)


Electra betrays her own ideals by committing murder for the wrong reasons.

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