Electra by Sophocles

"Electra" is a classic Greek tragedy that revolves around the character of Electra and her thirst for revenge. After her father, the king, is murdered by her mother and her mother's lover, Electra and her brother, Orestes, plot to avenge their father's death. The story is a complex exploration of justice, vengeance, and familial duty, depicting Electra's struggle between her desire for revenge and the moral implications of matricide.

The 411th greatest book of all time


Published
-409
Nationality
Greek
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
12,000
Original Language
Ancient Greek

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