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Electra

Electra

by Sophocles
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Electra Fate and Free Will Quotes

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Quote #1

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.

Quote #2

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.

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