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by Sophocles
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Electra Family Quotes

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Quote #1

THE CHORUS Take heart, dear child! still mighty in the sky Is Zeus who ruleth all things and surveys. Commit to him thy grief that surgeth high, And walk in safer ways (164-5)

What exactly is the role of the gods in Electra?

Quote #2

ELECTRA Yet suffer me, dear women! Mighty force Compels me. Who that had a noble heart And saw her father's cause, as I have done, By day and night more outraged, could refrain? (254-7

Is having a "noble heart" relevant here?

Quote #3

CHRYSOTHEMIS 'Tis said she saw our father's spirit come Once more to visit the abodes of light; Then take and firmly plant upon the hearth The sceptre which he bore of old, and now Aegisthus bears: and out of this upsprang A burgeoned shoot, that shadowed all the ground Of loved Mycenae. (417-424)

Orestes is, in some ways, his "father's spirit" come to life.

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