This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Electra (from Electra) - This character's mother and her lover killed her father after he returned from war. This character was then married to an impoverished farmer in the hope that she would not avenge her father's murder.
Orestes (from Electra) - After his mother and her lover killed his father, this character escaped murder and hid in exile. He returns as an adult to avenge his father's death.
Antigone (from The Phoenician Women) - This character argues with the ruler of Thebes for her brother's burial, which the ruler has...
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