The Oresteia - Study Guide Play 2, Part 2 (p 171-183) Summary & Analysis

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At first Electra doubts that Orestes is who he says he is, but he convinces her, showing her that his robe is one that she herself made for him. Electra welcomes him back with tears of joy, adding that their murdered father and sister, not to mention Zeus himself, are also rejoicing. Orestes also cries out to Zeus, saying that if he supports them in their drive for revenge "a mighty house will rise from this low state of ruined majesty." Suddenly the Chorus speaks up, urging Orestes and Electra to speak more quietly in case they're overheard and word of their plans gets back to Clytemnestra and Aegisthus. Orestes then speaks at poetic length of how he was commanded by the god Apollo to take revenge for Agamemnon's death, saying the god spoke to him through the Oracle at Delphi...

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