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by Sophocles

Electra Morality and Ethics Quotes

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Line). We used Lewis Campbell's translation.

Quote #7

Not unashamed, assure thee, I stand here,
Little as thou mayest deem it. Well I feel
My acts untimely and my words unmeet.
But your hostility and treatment force me
Against my disposition to this course. (616-620)

Of what exactly is Electra ashamed?

Quote #8

To be a mother hath a marvelous power:
No injury can make one hate one's child. (770-771)

This is a surprising outburst from Clytemnestra. Is she being genuine here?

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