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.

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.

Electra

The daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, Electra's sister is Chrysothemis and her brother is Orestes. Iphigeneia, whom her father sacrificed to the gods, was also her sister. Electra is a strong character, determined and directed, though she is incapable of heeding the moderating voice of the Chorus or the explanations of her mother. She publicly mourns her father's death and her mother's marriage to his murderer. When she believes that Orestes is dead, she mourns for him but is overjoyed to learn he is alive...

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