Electra Fate and Free Will Quotes
How we cite our quotes:
CLYTEMNESTRA vouchsafe That ever thus exempt from harms I rule The Atridae's home and kingdom, in full life, Partaking with the friends I live with now All fair prosperity, and with my children, Save those who hate and vex me bitterly. (649-654)
Clytemnestra's prayer is full of the worst kind of arrogance.
THE CHORUS But through thy loyalty to Heaven's eternal cause Wearing the stainless crown Of perfectest renown, And richly dowered by the mightiest laws. (1093-7)
The Chorus would have us believe that the gods condone Electra's resolve.