Electra Justice and Judgment Quotes
How we cite our quotes:
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.
CLYTEMNESTRA for not I alone But Justice slew him; (527-8)
What meaning does "justice" take on in this context?
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.