Home sparknotes drama study guides electra electra sophocles table of contents summary & analysis lines 1-444 lines 445-691 section three, lines 692-1466 section four, lines 1467-1859 exodus, lines 1860-2008 characters. Sophocles: sophocles, one of classical athens' three great tragic playwrights, whose best-known drama is oedipus the king in the play electra is seen passing through the whole range of human emotions from passionate love to cruel hatred, from numb despair to wild joy. An introduction to electra by sophocles electra summary & study guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book electra's duty in the play is to avenge her father's murder. A short summary of sophocles's electra this free synopsis covers all the crucial plot points of electra. Sophocles is one of three ancient greek tragedians whose plays have survived his first plays were written later than those of aeschylus, and earlier than or. A monologue from the play by sophocles note: this monologue is reprinted from dramas electra: well, it is strange that you, being his child who was your sire, should have regard for her, your mother, and have quite forgotten him all this good counsel you bestow on me is of her teaching.
Example: line 300, electra's message to orestes (who to bring to the fore that this scene, like the scene in aeschylus, is part of a play, a play which reacts to the previous tradition of plays we'll see none of those passionate flights so characteristic of sophocles' electra, for. Librivox recording of sophocles' electra, translated by lewis campbell sophocles' play dramatizes the aftermath of agamemnon's murder by his wife. Sophocles's electra vs euripides's electra comparison compare contrast essays on the life of electra in sophocles's version, the play opens with orestes learning his fate from the pythian oracle he must revenge his father's death unarmed and. An introduction to the analysis of the chinese new year promise an analysis of the play electra by euripides 28-11-2017 590 words in this paper i will analyze and dissect the written play an analysis of the play electra by euripides an analysis of oedipus character in oedipus by sophocles. Ever wondered how electra follows the standard plot of most stories electra by sophocles home / literature / electra / analysis / this is the moment the play has been building towards. The best study guide to oedipus rex on the planet, from the creators of sparknotes get the summaries, analysis, and quotes you need.
= electra, sophocles : this is the fourth play i read from sophocles' work, and i find it to be a great one electra is the center of this popular tragedy and in it. Summary and analysis of the play by sophocles electra a summary and analysis of the play by sophocles schlegel has made an acute and brilliant comparison between the mourning women of aeschylus and the electra of sophocles. Oedipus rex: latin an analysis of the play electra by sophocles oedipus the king play by sophocles, performed sometime between 430 and 426 bce, that marks the summit of classical greek dramas formal scholars have supposed that it was play electra. Electra by sophocles summary and analysis - free - find all available study guides and summaries for electra by sophocles by sophocles if there is a sparknotes, shmoop, or cliff notes guide. Introduction electra is one of seven plays by sophocles that have survived complete, out of the more than 120 that he wrote it is probably from toward the end of his career, from 420 bc or later whether it was earlier than euripides' play of the same name is not clear.
What is sophocles' electra about and does the play have any relevance to the modern world. Electra or elektra (ancient greek: , lektra) is a greek tragedy by sophocles its date is not known, but various stylistic similarities with the philoctetes (409 bc) and the oedipus at colonus (401 bc) lead scholars to suppose that it was written towards the end of sophocles. It is unclear whether euripides' electra was first produced before or after sophocles' play of the same name , but it certainly came over 40 years after aeschylus' the libation bearers (part of his ever popular oresteia trilogy), whose plot is roughly equivalent. A monologue from the play electra by sophocles 5 (3 votes) character: electra: gender: female: age range(s) summary the play has the same setting and theme as aeschylus' the libation bearers. Tag: electra quotes and analysis posted on july 29, 2011 electra study guide and summary indeed, throughout the play, sophocles explores the idea of electra as a woman with a man's heart and a man's fury: like her mother before her.
Electra, a woman of many temperaments this entry was posted on january 27, 2011, in book reviews and tagged ancient greeks maybe less so in sophocles since aegisthus seems to play a bigger part in provoking electra in sophocles' version.