Electra Duty Quotes
How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Line). We used Lewis Campbell's translation.
As Phoebus ordered, with luxuriant locks
Shorn from our brows, and fair libations, crown
My father's sepulcher (50-3)
Orestes is as careful as his sister in adhering to his sense of duty.
Awaiting him I endlessly endure;
Unwed and childless still I go,
With tears in constant flow (164-5)
Just as Orestes's entire existence has been aimed toward vengeance, so has Electra's entire life has been directed toward mourning.
Let me have silence from your lips, I pray;
For should my mother know of it, sharp pain
Will follow yet my bold adventurous feat. (469-70)
Chrysothemis is bold only when she can act without fear of retribution.