Euripides V - Study Guide Electra, pages 23-42 Summary & Analysis

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The farmer enters, asking who the strangers are. He says that it's improper for Electra to speak with strange men, and Electra chides him for mistrusting her. She tells her husband that the two men are messengers from Orestes, that he is alive, and that the messengers have come to find out about Electra's plight. The farmer invites the strangers to their home. Orestes comments on the farmer's goodness and says that good character cannot be judged by riches, poverty or courage. Orestes accepts the farmer's invitation and goes inside. The chorus is happy, thinking Electra's luck has begun to change. Electra, though, chides her husband for inviting strangers into their impoverished household. She tells the farmer to find her father's old servant and ask him to bring food for the guests.

Agamemnon's servant enters and asks for Electra. She comes out of...

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