Electra Characters

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Aegisthos

Son of Thyestes, Aegisthos is Clytemnestra's former lover (and now husband) who conspired with her to murder Agamemnon.

Chorus of Mycenaean Women

The Chorus provide background information and narrates the off-stage violence. While they recognize the justice of Electra's cause, they urge her to take a stoic position. They deplore Clytemnestra's crime but advise Electra, rather than seek revenge, to leave revenge to the gods and to accept the fact that all people, being mortal, die.

Chrysothemis

Daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, Chrysothemis is the sister of Electra and Orestes. She refuses to help Electra with her planned revenge against their mother, Clytemnestra, for murdering their father. Chrysothemis urges Electra to be reasonable, though Electra accuses her sister of cowardice.

Clytemnestra

Agamemnon's wife, who, along with her lover Aegisthos, killed her husband, because of the role Agamemnon played in sacrificing their daughter, Iphigeneia.

Electra

The daughter of Agamemnon...

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