From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.



by Sophocles

Analysis: Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this story?


There's no time for sex, what with all the vengeance and killing. Though part of Electra's disgust with her mother does have to do with the fact the Queen is sleeping with Agamemnon's co-murderer. (Although this does seem to be less important than the fact that Clytemnestra is herself the other co-murderer.)

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...