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by Sophocles

Electra Fate and Free Will Quotes

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

Quote #4

Gods, but let me found
A wealthy line of fair posterity! (71-2)

Compare Orestes's prayer Apollo to Clytemnestra's later prayer. Are they asking for similar things? Is either one justified in their asking?

Quote #5

Evil fruit
Cannot but follow on a life of ill. (308-9)

Does this line of reasoning absolve Electra from responsibility for her actions?

Quote #6

Methinks 'twas some dread vision, seen by night. (410)

Dreams were considered divine intervention; this may be a message from the gods.

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