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Iphigenia in Taurus Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 4 Summary

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While Iphigenia is gone, the members of the Chorus debate amongst themselves who they should feel more pity for - Orestes for being executed or Pylades for losing his friend. Meanwhile, Orestes wonders who Iphigenia is, marveling at how many questions she asked about Agamemnon and his family. Pylades expresses the belief that when he gets back to Greece, he will be called a coward for escaping while Orestes was executed. He then announces his resolve to stay behind and meet the same, noble fate as his friend. Orestes says he would be shamed if he allowed Pylades to sacrifice himself, and that Pylades should go back to Greece and have a long, happy, productive married life with Electra. He then bids Pylades farewell, commenting on the way that he, himself, has been betrayed and condemned to an ignoble death by the whims of the gods. Pylades...

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