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Electra Duty Quotes

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Line). We used Lewis Campbell's translation.

Quote #7

ELECTRA
To help thy sister boldly to destroy
The guilty author of our father's death,
Aegisthus. – (955-957)

Would Electra really have really gone through with her plan to murder Clytemnestra and Aegisthus had Orestes not shown up and taken care of business? If she had, what would have been different with a woman seeking vengeance, instead of a man?

Quote #8

ELECTRA
The well-born cannot bear to live in shame. (989)

Electra's duty is to her noble name and blood as much as it is to her dead father.

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