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by Sophocles
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Electra Justice and Judgment Quotes

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Quote #1

ELECTRA 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.

Quote #2

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

What meaning does "justice" take on in this context?

Quote #3

CLYTEMNESTRA 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.

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