Electra Betrayal Quotes
How we cite our quotes:
THE OLD SLAVE For we reach the bourn Of far renowned Mycenae, rich in gold And Pelops' fatal roofs before us rise (9-10)
Mycenae's great fortune has come at a great expense.
ORESTES Thou, too, paternal hearth! To thee I come, Justly to cleanse thee by behest from heaven. (69-70)
Yet in many ways Orestes ends up further tainting his home.
ELECTRA While I behold the sky, Glancing with myriad fires, or this fair day. But, like some brood-bereavèd nightingale (105-8)
The "nightingale" refers to Procne, another girl from Greek mythology also consumed with eternal sorrow.