Electra Justice and Judgment Quotes
How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Line). We used Lewis Campbell's translation.
unless she hear one say
"Orestes will arrive": then standing close,
She shouts like one possessed into mine ear,
'These are your doings, this your work, I trow.
You stole Orestes from my gripe, and placed
His life with fosterers; but you shall pay
Full penalty." (293-297)
We see that Clytemnestra is living in fear. In some way, then, at least psychologically, she is pursued by the Furies for her actions.
for not I alone
But Justice slew him; (527-8)
What meaning does "justice" take on in this context?
Come, let me question thee! On whose behalf
Slew he my child? Was 't for the Argive host? (534-5)
Agamemnon's reasons for sacrificing Iphigenia are almost as important to Clytemnestra, as the sacrifice itself.