| Quote #1
It was supposedly bad luck to have word of one's death spoken aloud. Orestes here claims that no such bad luck will reach him. Is confidence connected to the fact that he is carrying out this mission, in large part, to please Apollo?
| Quote #2
This is a frequent metaphor in antiquity; the death of great men is often compared to the felling of a great tree.
| Quote #3
Electra's determination is all the more admirable because she faces opposition alone.