Last Act of the Electra of Sohocles
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Published by Printed by Francis D. Finlay in Belfast (Joy"s Court) .
Written in English


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StatementBy Sophocles ; [tr. by William Drennan].
ContributionsDrennan, William, 1754-1820., Orr, Mr, Francis D. Finlay (Belfast),
The Physical Object
Pagination24p. ;
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19948009M

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  Despite her overwhelming passion for just revenge, Electra admits that her own actions are shameful. When Orestes arrives at last, her mood shifts from grief to joy, as Orestes carries out the bloody vengeance. Sophocles presents this story as a savage though necessary act of vengeance, vividly depicting Electra's grief, anger, and exultation. PAEDAGOGUS Son of him who led our hosts at Troy of old, son of Agamemnon!- now thou mayest behold with thine eyes all that thy soul hath desired so long. There is the ancient Argos of thy yearning,- that hallowed scene whence the gadfly drove the daughter of Inachus; and there, Orestes, is the Lycean Agora, named from the wolf-slaying god; there, on the left, Hera's famous temple; and in this. By: Sophocles ( BC) Sophocles' play dramatizes the aftermath of Agamemnon's murder by his wife Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus. His daughter Electra is hungry for revenge and longs for the return of her brother Orestes to help her achieve her ends. In the Sophocles version of "Electra" the emphasis is on the psychological dimensions of the situation; after all, it is from this play that Freud developed his concept of the Electra complex. Towards that end Sophocles creates a character, Chrysothemis, another sister to both Orestes and Electra.

About Sophocles. Sophocles, the Greek tragic dramatist, was born at Colonus near Athens about B.C. Although hopelessness and misfortune plague the characters in his great plays, Sophocles’s own life was a long, prosperous one. He was from a good family, well More about Sophocles. Sophocles’ “ELEKTRA” (aka Electra) Written circa BCE I’ve come here for your own good –yours and mine, but if you find that my words are wrong then, by all means, do act as you wish. We will stand by you. Chrysothemis I think she saw some dreadful dream last night. Elektra O. “Electra” (Gr: “Elektra”) is a tragedy by the ancient Greek playwright Sophocles, probably dating from quite late in his career, around BCE or later. It is based on the story of Electra and her brother Orestes, and the vengeance they take on their mother Clytemnestra and step-father Aegisthus for the murder of their father. Electra by Sophocles, translated by Anne Carson - introduction and notes by Michael Shaw - editors’ forward by Peter Burian and Alan Shapiro first performed: c. bce translation (Anne's introduction comes from a lecture) format: page Oxford University Press paperback acquired: borrowed from my library read: Aug rating /5().

Seven Tragedies of Sophocles: Electra Page 5 El. Daylight pure, bright sky, Earth's coverlet, you are longstanding nightfade witnesses to my laments, rent from my chest, so bloodied now with self-struck blows, while, hated bed, you overhear my nightlong 90 dirge, within this wretched house, for my poor father. Not for him the war-god's. Despite her overwhelming passion for just revenge, Electra admits that her own actions are shameful. When Orestes arrives at last, her mood shifts from grief to joy, as Orestes carries out the bloody les presents this story as a savage though necessary act of vengeance, vividly depicting Electra's grief, anger, and exultation. Electra, Elektra, or The Electra (Ancient Greek: ΗΛΕΚΤΡΑ, Ēlektra) is a Greek tragedy by date is not known, but various stylistic similarities with the Philoctetes ( BC) and the Oedipus at Colonus ( BC) lead scholars to suppose that it was written towards the end of Sophocles' career. Jebb dates it between BC and BC.. Set in the city of Argos a few years. As Orestes, Pylades, and an old slave arrive before the palace of Mycenae, the old slave points to the city and tells the story of how Orestes left it long ago. Orestes’s father, Agamemnon, was murdered years ago, and Orestes’s sister, Electra, gave the infant Orestes to the old old slave cared for Orestes as if he were his own son and raised him to seek revenge for his father.