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Electra

Electra

by Sophocles
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Electra Isolation Quotes

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Quote #1

THE CHORUS Well may he pause who plans a dreadful deed. ELECTRA I paused not in his rescue from the sword. (320-321)


Good point. Electra does seem to overcome typical gender stereotypes in this play.

Quote #2

ELECTRA But take a ringlet from thy comely head, And this from mine, that lingers on my brow[3] Longing to shade his tomb. (448-50)


The locks of hair on Agamemnon's grave unite the three siblings symbolically. Though their actions differ, they all grieve his death.

Quote #3

CLYTEMNESTRA for not I alone But Justice slew him; (527-8)


Clytemnestra wants to establish that she had this ally in her murder; that she did not act alone somehow strengthens her defense.

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