(Electra): "Those are the prayers I say for ourselves; for our enemies I pray for your avenger to appear, father, and for your killers to die justly in return. In speaking this curse for evil upon them, I am putting it in the open before those whose concern it may be. For ourselves, send up here above the good which we ask, with the help of the gods, and of Earth, and of Justice who brings victory!" (142-148)
(Chorus): "You great powers of Fate, may Zeus grant an ending here
in which justice changes to the other side!
'In return for hostile words, let hostile words be paid!' –
in exacting what is due, Justice shouts that aloud,
and 'In return for bloody blow, let bloody blow repay!'
'For the doer, suffering' is a saying three times old." (306-314)
(Chorus): "But Justice has her foundation laid;
Fate is early
to the forge as her swordsmith.
The child of older bloody murders
is being brought as well into the house,
to pay for their pollution at the last,
by the famous deep-scheming Fury." (646-651)